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Dale Winton’s health ‘not quite right’ recently, says neighbour

SUPERMARKET Sweep presenter Dale Winton looked unwell in the weeks leading up to his death, a neighbour has said.

The 62-year-old moved from his £2.9million Regent’s Park apartment earlier this month and was always ‘very friendly’ to neighbours.

The much loved presenter drove a Range Rover and Bentley with the personalised number plate ‘21 DW’.

Iain Grant, 84, watched removal vans pack away Dale’s possessions about three weeks ago and said it was clear the star’s health was failing him.

He said: ‘Dale was a friendly chap, he would acknowledge you no matter who you were, it is very sad.

‘It is such a shame that he passed away so early in life, he had a very friendly disposition.

‘He moved earlier this month and when I saw him go I realised that his health wasn’t quite right, he did not look that great.

Final home: The house in Whetstone, north west London, where Dale Winton’s Range Rover was still parked on the drive PICTURES: SWNS

‘He would always say hello. He had a booming voice and everyone knew it was Dale.

‘I’ll always remember him as a very pleasant man, and I’m just sorry I didn’t get to say goodbye.’

Winton became a household name with game shows such as Supermarket Sweep and National Lottery show In It To Win It.

Supermarket Sweep, which saw contestants run around a mock-up shop collecting shopping items, was a hit in the 1990s and was later revived.

In 2016, Winton opened up about his battle with depression, triggered by a break-up.

‘Listen, there are worse things in the world — but I had depression and I didn’t realise,’ he said.

‘I had a bad break-up and then I had health issues,’ he told ITV’s Loose Women.

Winton’s death is unexplained but not being treated as suspicious, Scotland Yard said.