Dale Winton’s best bits from Supermarket Sweep and Pets Win Prizes

Dale Winton became loved by TV audiences across Britain after shooting to fame as the host of popular daytime gameshow Supermarket Sweep.

The 62-year-old star, who died today, will be long remembered by fans for his famous tanned skin and flamboyancy in front of the camera.

His death sparked a nationwide outpouring of grief, with thousands of Twitter users recalling their favourite moments from his much-loved shows.

#SupermkaretSweep was trending on Twitter in the hours after his death today, as fans shared memories of his most popular programme, which started in 1993. 

In the show, Winton encouraged contestants to dash across the shop floor and pick up as many food and household items as they could in the allotted time.    

The ITV series came to a close in 2000, but its popularity led to Dale agreeing to return for a brief stint in 2007.

Dale Winton presented the classic 90s TV show Dale’s Supermarket Sweep

He became famous for the catchphrase: ‘The next time you’re at the checkout and you hear the beep.. [beep-beep], think of the fun you could be having on Supermarket Sweeeeep!’

He also presented the show Pets Win Prizes, which saw contestants put their animals through a number of competitions. 

The eventual winner of the prize was decided by a cat called ‘The Professor’ at the end of each episode.

He also went on to host The National Lottery series In It To Win It in 2008. 

Winton also hosted Touch the Truck, which aired on Channel 5 in 2001.

It involved a group of 20 contestants holding onto a stationary truck. The last person touching the truck won the vehicle. 

Following that, the host went on to front a series of Hole in the Wall. 

Most recently, the tanned star made a show for Channel 5, Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive. 

It is unclear whether the final four episodes will air in June after Channel 5 decided to pull the second episode out of the schedule following the deadly shooting at a Florida high school which killed 17 people.  

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