Reports have emerged that gay celebrity fitness instructor Angie Dowds has died after falling from a cliff on the south cost of England.

Her body was found on Sunday by police at Beachy Head, near Eastbourne in Sussex.

Dowds is believed to have separated from her partner, Corrie Preece, earlier this year. They had been intending to enter into a civil partnership.

Since 2005, she had appeared on the ITV weight-loss challenge programme The Biggest Loser.

Davina McCall, who worked with Dowds on the ITV programme, tweeted “Rest in peace Angie Dowds @angechops. So so sad.”

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Just after 4.30pm on Sunday, members of the public reported that a woman was seen to jump or fall from the top of cliffs at Beachy Head.

“Coastguards found the body of woman at the foot of the cliffs about an hour later.

“There are no suspicious circumstances.”

Dowds had overcome drink and drug misuse problems in her youth after migrating from her native Canada.

Today, the landing page of her personal website had been changed to a simple picture of her with the words “Angie Dowds, RIP”.