Saturday 20 October 2018

Davina McCall leads tributes to ‘generous soul’ Dale Winton

The TV presenter has passed away at the age of 62.

Dale Winton and Davina McCall (Toby Melville/PA)
Dale Winton and Davina McCall (Toby Melville/PA)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Correspondent

Davina McCall has led the tributes following the death of TV presenter Dale Winton.

Supermarket Sweep star Winton died at his home on Wednesday, at the age of 62.

McCall said on Twitter: “I am so so so sad to hear about Dale Winton a lovely, warm, kind, sensitive, generous soul with a touch of naughty ! RIP.”

Other celebrities who posted messages expressing their condolences included Boy George, Duncan Bannatyne, Antony Costa and Sherrie Hewson.

Singer Boy George said he was “shocked”, posting a message on Twitter saying Winton “was a sweet man”.

Businessman Bannatyne said Winton was a “great entertainer”, adding: “So young at 62.”

Blue star Costa said he was “devastated”.

He tweeted: “No no no my old friend #dalewinton has died.

“I’m absolutely devastated one of the most kindest men you could ever meet…#RIPdalewinton xxx.”

Presenter Hewson said: “So very sad about the gorgeous Dale Winton worked with him many times ! 62 is no age it’s hard to believe he’s gone.

“Good night lovely man xxxxx.”

TV personality Les Dennis said Winton was a “lovely, warm man who posed charm”.

Michael Ball said: “So sad to hear that the true gentleman, the charming and so kind Dale Winton has been taken from us far to soon.

“RIP lovely man. Xx.”

TV star Paddy McGuinness said Winton was “the perfect host”.

“Sad news,” he said on Twitter. “Back in the day Supermarket Sweep was the programme to watch.

“Dale Winton was the perfect host, he made it all look effortless. RIP.”

Chef James Martin said Winton was “a gent” to work with.

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