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Dale Winton
Born 22 May 1955 (1955-05-22) (age 54)
London, England
Occupation Radio/Television presenter
Years active 1993–present

Dale Winton (born Dale Jonathan Winton 22 May 1955,[1] London) is an English radio DJ and television presenter.


Early career

In 1982 Winton moved to London and began his entertainment career on the London club circuit, where he DJ'd at weekends. This lead him to United Biscuits Industrial Radio where he did a variety of jobs before getting his own morning show.[citation needed] From here he joined Radio Trent in Nottingham, where he presented a weekend show, moving to the weekday mid-morning show, before leaving in 1985, and going on to work at a number of other local radio stations.


Winton began his television career in 1987, working for Channel Four, the Lifestyle Channel and ITV.[1] From 1993 to 2001, Winton hosted Dale's Supermarket Sweep during the Daytime TV period on ITV 1. In 2007, Supermarket Sweep was revived after a five and a half year absence. Winton was seen as the camp, over-the-top, game show presenter in Danny Boyle's 1996 film of Irvine Welsh's 1993 novel Trainspotting.[2]

In 1997, he presented the final of The Great British Song Contest, the UK's national pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, due to a tie-in with the lottery programme.[3]

In 1999 he appeared on the sitcom Gimme Gimme Gimme with Kathy Burke in the episode Do They Take Sugar?[4]

In 2001 he presented Channel 5's endurance show Touch The Truck.[5]

In 2002 he released his autobiography in which he wrote about his rise to fame, his actress mother's suicide and came out about his homosexuality.

In 2003 he appeared in the BBC Three mock documentary "Dale's Wedding" in which he supposedly married the UK celebrity Nell McAndrew.[6]

Between 2004 and 2006, he presented three series of the celebrity weight loss "boot camp" programme, Celebrity Fit Club on ITV1.[7]

In April 2006, he guest presented BBC Two's pop quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks.[8]

In August 2006 he was chosen to host the pilot of Endemol's new show, Show Me What You've Got, however the show did not receive a full series.[9]

In 2008, he continued to host the BBC One primetime Saturday night game show In It To Win It.[10] In February 2009, he signed a new contract to host at least two further series of the show, plus two series of a new Lotto tie-in.

In February 2008 he completed a pilot show for BBC One called You've Got The Answer, a money game show that surprises the public using hidden cameras.[11]

In 2008 Winton presented BBC One's Saturday night entertainment programme Hole In The Wall, based on the Japanese original, where contestants in skin-tight Lycra costumes contort themselves to fit through oddly-shaped holes in a moving wall.[12]

In 2010 Winton began appearing in television advertisements for cashmygold.co.uk.[13]

Personal life

Winton's father Gary died when he was just 9 years old through drink related illness.[citation needed]

Winton was brought up by his mother Sheree Winton, an actress, and left school at 16.[14] Dale Winton's mother committed suicide when he was 21.[15]

Winton currently lives in central London. He came out as gay at the age of 47.[14]


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Dale Winton born 22 May 1955 is a TV presenter/DJ/Pop singer based in the UK. He began his DJ career in 1982 where he DJ'd at weekends, this lead him to United Biscuits Industrial Radio where he did a variety of jobs before getting his own morning show after that he joined Radio Trent in Nottingham and since he has been on a variety of different radio stations and is currently is DJ on Radio 2. His TV career began in 1987, working for Channel Four, the Lifestyle Channel his signature TV show however was Dale's Supermarket Sweep aired from 1993 to 2007 on ITV with a new series in 2010 on Sky, he also acted in Pets Win Prizes, The Great British Song Contest, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Touch The Truck, Dale's Wedding, Celebrity Fit Club, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, In It To Win It, Show Me What You've Got and Hole In The Wall among other tv shows. He has had 1 hit single to date, his hit was as Dale Winton featuring Bar-codes & Alison Brown it reached number 72 in 1994 http://www.chartstats.com/artistinfo.php?id=7275 .



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