Gentlemen of Inverclydeshire, and their, er..admirers. Sad news came to me via the Reuters news app this last 20 minutes. That permatanned doyen of light entertainment and one of the most wonderful men I ever had the chance to inform that "No, my being in this all male sauna here in Brighton doesn't mean I'd like to play with your tinkle" has died. Dale was a lot of things, larger than life and easily the most refined gent ever to record a TV show at Pacific Quay in Glasgow. He also, grabbed a Gotcha on the House Party way back when.
Despite presenting a wonderful supermarket based show that never quite filled the Chain Letters shaped void in the post-TV-AM-GMTV schedule - Beadle made his money and that charlatan Warren Haw...Dave Spikey presented it latterly - I think what Mr Winton will be best remembered for is his hard hitting documentary on football scumbags, I especially enjoyed his fake nose and brown contact lenses here.