Dale Winton reveals why he took a break from TV in one of his last ever interviews
Dale Winton revealed exactly why he took a break from TV in what would turn out to be one of his final interviews.
The Supermarket Sweep star who died this on Wednesday said he had ducked out of the limelight but was excited to be making a return to the small screen in 2018.
In an interview with TV Times in January this year he said he had been “keeping a low profile,” after undergoing a number of surgeries.
On Wednesday evening his agent Jan Kennedy confirmed to the BBC that the star had passed.
In a statement, Kennedy said: “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.”
No further details were announced.
The star – who shot to fame in the early 1990s – was last seen on our TV screens back in February in a Channel 5 show called Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive.
Ahead of the show airing, Winton told TV Times: “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.
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“It meant I couldn’t exercise, so I’ve been dieting like crazy, but then when I was asked to do this show I thought it would be fun.”
When asked about whether the much-loved Supermarket Sweep would be making a return to our screen Winton said: “Well, the company that made it originally took it to the TV festival in Cannes recently and it created a lot of interest.
“I loved doing that show so if they wanted to do it again I would.
“Then again, I wouldn’t be surprised if they wanted 22-year-old to present it. I’d be devastated but, you know, that’s what happens.
“But I’ll always feel passionate about Supermarket Sweep because if it wasn’t for that show I wouldn’t have done anything I’ve done since!”