Davina McCall said there is "an enormous hole" in her family following the death of her father on Monday after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

The 54-year-old TV presenter announced the news to Instagram and said she was "grateful" that he was not in pain and that she could be with him in his last days.

McCall described him as "the best Dad I could ever wish for" and recalled how he would always make time for his family and had "temporarily adopted" her friends when they needed help.

She shared a photo of her with her father sitting on a beach and wrote: "My Dad, Andrew, died on Monday night.

"He took a turn for the worse on Sunday but thankfully he wasn’t in pain. He was peaceful. I’m so grateful for that, and that we could be with him.

"He was the best Dad I could ever wish for. My sister and I hit the jackpot.

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"He always made time for us, opened his (and my amazing mummas) house to all our friends, temporarily adopted mates of mine that needed help."

She continued: "He was a facilitator, always helping people with intros … he knew everybody. And they all loved him!

"I can’t imagine how many careers and businesses were started because of him. The word legend has been used many times to describe my Dad.

"He was a bon vivante, loved life, positive to the very end… "it just works" was one of the last phrases he was able to say as Alzheimer’s robbed him of the power of speech.

"He lived life. He loved us. And we loved him. With all our hearts. He leaves an enormous hole in our lives."