Dale Jonathan Winton, an English radio DJ and TV presenter best known as the host of Dale's Supermarket Sweep and BBC's National Lottery, has died aged 62, his agent announced on Wednesday's night. The cause of his death is yet to be announced.
Dale was the face of the hit quiz show Supermarket Sweet, which he hosted from 1993 until 2000 and again in 2007, the National Lottery game show, In It to Win It and Hole in the Wall.
Video: Late Dale Winton best moments from his hit TV show 'Supermarket Sweep'
Dale, at the first phase of his career, served as a DJ in clubs in Richmond and also worked for several other menial jobs before he joined a radio channel, presenting a weekend show. In 1987, he rose to fame, with TV show for Channel 4, Lifestyle Channel and ITV. He started hosting his most notable show, Supermarket Sweet in 1993.
The veteran has won millions of hearts with his TV shows, and his loss has shocked all of his fans across the globe, with dozens of tributes flooding in for the Hercules of Supermarket Sweep.
Poor Dale Winton. I’ll never forget Paul O’Grady’s joke when Dale was due to “marry” Nell McAndrew for a TV show. “Dale getting married, have you ever heard anything so ridiculous? I mean, how's Dale Winton gonna get a fanny up his arse?”
— Paul Lang (@rudemrlang) 18 April 2018
— Loose Women (@loosewomen) 18 April 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) 18 April 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) 18 April 2018