TV Host Dale Winton From 'Supermarket Sweep' Dies At 62
Dale Winton, host of the popular Supermarket Sweep, has passed on at the age of 62. His death was announced by his agent yesterday.
Months before his death, the TV star was plagued by health problems that saw him in and out of hospital. It was also reported that he was dealing with depression.
According to some of his neighbors, Winton looked particularly ill. He had recently moved out of the £2.9million apartment he occupied in Regent’s Park.
During what was to be one of his last ever interviews, Winton confessed to the TV Times that he was taking time away from work due to his health problems.
I’ve kept a low profile because I had about four surgeries. I had a shoulder problem and a knee problem, so I took a break to get myself sorted.
Winton started hosting Supermarket Sweep in 1993, and the show is largely responsible for his successful career. His last television appearance was on Dale Winton's Florida Fly Drive in February this year.
Condolences are still pouring in
Fans and colleagues of the late TV icon are sending in their thoughts and prayers.
Sad news. Back in the day Supermarket Sweep was the programme to watch. Dale Winton was the perfect host, he made it all look effortless. RIP pic.twitter.com/RW5r3qDs9N
— Paddy McGuinness (@PaddyMcGuinness) April 18, 2018
So sad and shocked to hear that Dale Winton has died. He was a lovely,warm man who posed charm. RIP
— Les Dennis (@LesDennis) 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
Had the pleasure of meeting Dale Winton at a charity do once. He was surprisingly down to earth, and VERY funny.
— Limmy's Vines Tour (@DaftLimmy) April 18, 2018
So saddened to hear of Dale Winton’s death. He was such a gloriously camp man, so delightfully, brilliantly himself. No pretensions, a perfect prime-time and daytime presenter. Pure, goddamn showbiz. Rest fabulously my dear and go wild in the aisles up there.
— Patrick Strudwick (@PatrickStrud) April 18, 2018
When we get to the checkout and we hear the beep
We'll think of you, Dale Winton ♥️ pic.twitter.com/eYa9Z5uMAF
— Holly Brockwell (@holly) April 18, 2018
RT if you think we should all just ransack ASDA tomorrow in memory of this legend. RIP Dale Winton. pic.twitter.com/vQCIqnCD39
— SouthendNewsNetwork (@SouthendNewsNet) April 18, 2018
Winton’s charming personality made him well-loved among viewers. He was also the face of the National Lottery and quite popular on ITV. Comedian David Walliams who featured on Winton’s comedy show 'Come Fly With Me' described the late star as the “best company”. He tweeted;
He devoted his life to making everyone else happy, his friends, the public and his godsons, even though he found it hard to be happy himself.
It is a big blow for everyone, but we believe that Winton is in a better place now.