Dale Winton, best known for presenting hit 90s TV show Supermarket Sweep, passed away at his home on Wednesday at the age of 62.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy confirmed the news in a statement: "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."

Tributes have pour in for the late broadcaster.

Winton hosted the popular Supermarket Sweep from 1993 to 2001, and the revival in 2007. FremantleMedia announced last year that it has acquired the global format rights to the iconic series, and was due to bring it back to our screens sometime in 2018.

Winton was also known for hosting game shows In It To Win It and Hole in the Wall. More recently the star made a show for Channel 5, Dale Winton's Florida Fly Drive

Dale Winton's agent announced his passing on Wednesday

Winton started out as a club DJ in London before getting his own radio morning show on United Biscuits Industrial Radio. His work there led him to Radio Trent in Nottingham where he presented a number of shows until 1985.

His television career kicked off in 1987 working for Channel 4, ITV and the Lifestyle Channel. He began working on Supermarket Sweep in 1993, later making an appearance in Danny Boyle's 1996 movie Trainspotting, playing himself as an annoying game show host.

David Walliams and Dale Winton
David Walliams and Dale Winton

He also starred as himself in David Walliams and Matt Lucas' BBC comedy series Come Fly With Me in 2010.

In February of this year Winton revealed some of his health problems after he took time out from his TV career. Speaking to the TV Times, he said: "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."

No details surrounding Winton's death have been released.