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".

Former boxer Frank Bruno tweeted that he was "saddened" by the news, saying he was "a great guy" and "a great entertainer".

This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield said Chegwin was one of his "original Saturday morning heroes".

TV presenter Lorraine Kelly said the late presenter was "a kind, funny, brave man who seized the day".

Presenter Lizzie Cundy tweeted that she was "heartbroken" at the news of Chegwin's death, adding "thank you for all the laughs".

Singer and actress Suzanne Shaw said the TV star was "a lovely, talented and genuine man".

Take a look at more of the tributes for Keith Chegwin below.

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