On Wednesday (18 April) night, it was announced that the ‘Supermarket Sweep’ host had died at home.
His agent telling Press Association: “While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.”
Kind messages were soon shared online, with Piers Morgan and Davina McCall among the first to post on Twitter.
Graham Norton also shared his condolences, revealing the best piece of advice Dale ever gave him:
I am so so so sad to hear about Dale Winton 💔 a lovely, warm, kind, sensitive, generous soul with a touch of naughty ! RIP 🙏— Davina McCall (@ThisisDavina) April 18, 2018
Dale Winton gave me the best bit of showbiz advice I ever got - Don’t quit the hit! Thank you Dale. X— graham norton (@grahnort) April 18, 2018
RIP Dale Winton, 62.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 18, 2018
Very sad news. A warm, funny man & superb TV presenter. pic.twitter.com/nZwxbjVD5c
Shocked to hear of the death of Dale Winton, 62 is no age, how very sad. Thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP Dale— Paul Chuckle (@PaulChuckle2) April 18, 2018
I’m so sad to hear about the loss of the wonderful Dale Winton. Xx— Jane McDonald (@TheJaneMcDonald) April 18, 2018
Dale Winton was a real sweetheart. Lovely man. Sad to hear the news.— Jonathan Ross (@wossy) April 18, 2018
Desperately sad news about Dale Winton. A really funny and kind person gone too soon, RIP.— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) April 18, 2018
What a shame about Dale Winton! I sang a Bert Jansch song while sitting next to him on a radio show once. He struck me as being a really lovely man. Bye, Dale and thank you for your encouraging words. X— graham coxon (@grahamcoxon) April 18, 2018
I just can’t believe the news that Dale Winton has passed away. I met him many times and had some lovely chats with him. Such a genuinely nice man. So sad. We’ll all miss you x pic.twitter.com/J2lVahdLDn— Darren Day (@DarrenDOfficial) April 18, 2018
So so sad and shocked about the lovely Dale Winton. God bless ❤️— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) April 18, 2018
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— sherrie hewson (@SherrieHewson) April 18, 2018
So sad to hear the news Dale Winton has passed away. Thoughts for his family he was a gent to work with. RIP— James Martin (@jamesmartinchef) April 18, 2018
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— Michael Ball OBE (@mrmichaelball) April 18, 2018
Dale is best-known for presenting hit gameshow ‘Supermarket Sweep’, which ran from 1993 to 2000, before being revived in 2007.
He also hosted 18 series of the lottery programme, ‘In It To Win It’, fronting the show until its run came to an end in 2010.