The star of Supermarket Sweep, Pets Win Prizes and Hole in the Wall died at his home on Wednesday (17 April). Since the news broke, Twitter has been flooded with tributes from David Walliams, Davina McCall, Graham Norton, Jane McDonald, Jonathan Ross and many, many more.
Dale was the best company, always outrageous & hilarious. He adored being in show business & loved meeting fans. He devoted his life to making everyone else happy, his friends, the public & his godsons, even though he found it hard to be happy himself. I pray he has found peace.
One afternoon Dale & I were out shopping & some policeman were standing on the street corner. He gave them a huge wave & called out ‘hello loves, hello darlings!’ I asked why he was saying hello. He replied ‘always wave at policemen David. You never know when you might need one!’
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