British broadcasting greats took to Twitter to express their sadness at the death of Ed Stewart, who died after a stroke at age 74. From Les Dennis to Zoe Ball, a whole host of stars and colleagues paid tribute to the much-loved BBC DJ and Crackerjack presenter.
Stewart’s fellow BBC colleague Noel Edmonds payed homage to how he had kick-started his career.
In ’67 Ed Stewart heard a DJ audition tape,liked it, passed it to Kenny Everett and my career was born. Stewpot I owe you everything xN
— Noel Ernest Edmonds (@NoelEdmonds) January 9, 2016
Philip Schofield fondly remembered Stewart’s kindness as well as his talent.
As a kid the Radio 1 DJ’s were my idols. They say never meet your idols.. Ed Stewart didn’t let me down, terrific broadcaster & lovely man
— Phillip Schofield (@Schofe) January 9, 2016
Jeremy Vine expressed his sadness at his colleague’s death.
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) January 9, 2016
Zoe Ball paid tribute to the DJ, who she said was responsible for some of her favourite radio shows.
— Zoe Ball (@ZoeTheBall) January 9, 2016
Les Dennis also praised Stewart’s talent and character.
Sad to hear Ed “Stewpot”Stewart has died. A great broadcaster and a nice man.
— Les Dennis (@LesDennis) January 9, 2016