Figures from the world of showbiz have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to late TV presenter Keith Chegwin who has died aged 60.
The news of the veteran TV star's death came on Monday (December 11), when his family released a statement saying he had passed away following a "long-term battle with a progressive lung condition".
A host of Chegwin's friends in the entertainment industry took to Twitter to voice their sadness at his death.
Broadcaster Tony Blackburn said he was "absolutely devastated" at the loss of his friend, saying "he was one of the nicest people I have ever known".
I’m absolutely devastated to hear that my friend Keith Chegwin has died.He was one of the nicest people I have ever known and over the years we did shows together and became great friends. Keith RIP.— Tony Blackburn (@tonyblackburn) December 11, 2017
Former boxer Frank Bruno tweeted that he was "saddened" by the news, saying he was "a great guy" and "a great entertainer".
Saddened to hear this,what a great guy! I worked with him a lot over the years a great entertainer,you will be missed RIP Keith Chegwin🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/EghfdBa8rm— Frank Bruno MBE (@frankbrunoboxer) December 11, 2017
This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield said Chegwin was one of his "original Saturday morning heroes".
I’m so stunned to hear that the utterly lovely @keithchegwin has died. Can’t get my head round this. One of my original Saturday morning heroes. Sending all my love to his family 😢— Phillip Schofield (@Schofe) December 11, 2017
TV presenter Lorraine Kelly said the late presenter was "a kind, funny, brave man who seized the day".
Very sad to hear about the death of Keith Chegwin. A kind, funny, brave man who seized the day.— Lorraine (@reallorraine) December 11, 2017
Presenter Lizzie Cundy tweeted that she was "heartbroken" at the news of Chegwin's death, adding "thank you for all the laughs".
Heartbroken that @keithchegwin has past away. Always such fun, a lovely genuine chap. Rest in peace Keith ,thank you for all the laughs 🙏🏻💞— Lizzie Cundy (@lizziecundy) December 11, 2017
Singer and actress Suzanne Shaw said the TV star was "a lovely, talented and genuine man".
Such sad news. RIP Keith Chegwin. Such a lovely, talented and genuine man. You will be missed.— Suzanne Shaw (@SuzanneShaw) December 11, 2017
Take a look at more of the tributes for Keith Chegwin below.
And just like that another piece of my childhood dies! Cheggers Plays Pop, Swap Shop. RIP Keith Chegwin— Neil Fitzmaurice (@Fitzyfella) December 11, 2017
Keith Chegwin has died….grew up watching him on the box. How sad. His laugh was amazing.— Andy Goldstein MBE (@andygoldstein05) December 11, 2017
I’m so saddened by the death of Keith Chegwin. He was such a warm, loving guy and had such an endearing presence. Rest In Peace Keith 😔 pic.twitter.com/jt0og5eXko— Thomas Parker (@TomParker) December 11, 2017
Keith Chegwin was great at jokes that exposed consumer concerns eg: "Taking up scuba diving - I’m using a Walkers crisp bag - which has enough air in it to last for three hours"— Chris Choi (@Chrisitv) December 11, 2017
Such sad news. Very much a part of my childhood. RIP Keith Chegwin. pic.twitter.com/IFL7TujE9b— Paddy McGuinness (@PaddyMcGuinness) December 11, 2017
Deeply saddened to hear the news of Keith Chegwin passing away. Thoughts go out to his family and friends. D x pic.twitter.com/jLjSIuxPq5— Derek Griffiths (@DerekGriffiths) December 11, 2017
So sorry to hear of the loss of the wonderful Keith Chegwin. Love to his family and friends. Xx pic.twitter.com/fybGz9g6N6— LondonTheatreDirect (@theatre_direct) December 11, 2017
Awful news about Keith Chegwin. Remember him with huge fondness from Swop Shop. Always an icon for people my age. #RIPcheggars— Martin Lewis (@MartinSLewis) December 11, 2017
Keith Chegwin; a man who glowed with laughter and optimism. Your boundless joy permeated an - often joyless - world. Thank you for the memories. RIP. JR #keithchegwin— Rob Rinder (@RobbieRinder) December 11, 2017
Terribly sad news about the passing of Keith Chegwin aged only 60. Spent my childhood watching him on the tele. RIP Cheggers— Hayley McQueen (@HayleyMcQueen) December 11, 2017
RIP Keith Chegwin, who has died after a long battle with a lung condition. He was never without a smile and had boundless energy for life. Rest with the angels Keith 😭💖 pic.twitter.com/ukUWYaARH4— RussellGrant.Com (@RussellGrantcom) December 11, 2017
RIP Keith Chegwin. He was a true pro, a great talent and a really good person. So sad.— Nicky Campbell (@NickyAACampbell) December 11, 2017