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Dale Winton has died aged 62

The TV presenter was best known for Family Fortunes and Supermarket Sweep

By Will Stroude

Dale Winton has died at the age of 62.

The openly gay TV presenter – who is best known for the quiz show Supermarket Sweep – died in his home today (18.04.18), his long-term agent Jan Kennedy revealed.

A statement was issued by Jan which read: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

“While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.”

It is not known at the time of reporting how Dale died.

Renowned for his quick wit and infectiously upbeat presenting style, Dale has been one of the most prominent LGBT faces on British TV over the last 15 years.

The TV presenter came out in his 2002 autobiography and said in an interview in 2008 why he never came out earlier was because no one had ever asked him about his sexual orientation before.

Dale was also known for presenting Family Fortunes and In It To Win It as well as most recently Channel 5’s Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive.

Following news of his death, tributes began pouring in for the High Lord of campery from the likes of Davina McCall, Sherrie Hewson and Piers Morgan.