Ben Shephard has made a moving tribute to a Tipping Point contestant who died after filming for the show.
Yesterday’s pre-recorded episode featured a contestant called Alan, who sadly died before the programme hit our screens.
The retired mystery shopper from Glasgow, who didn’t get past the first round, was also joined by contestants Angie, Chris and Kerry on the quiz show.
Taking to Twitter to send his condolences to Alan’s family, host Ben penned: ‘We were so very sad to hear about Alan’s passing, he was such a gent and great fun on Tipping Point.
‘I know the family were keen that his episode could be enjoyed by everyone as much as he enjoyed being a part of it! My deepest sympathies to Alan’s wife and their family.’
Ben Shephard paid a moving tribute (Picture: ITV)
ITV also paid a heartfelt tribute to Alan on Twitter, as they shared a snap of him and his fellow contestants on the day of the show.
They captioned the photo: ‘After the recording of today’s programme, we spoke with Alan’s family who shared the sad news of his passing.
Alan died before his episode aired (Picture: ITV)
‘Everyone at Tipping Point would like to extend their sincerest sympathies.’
Tipping Point viewers also took to social media to pay their respects to Alan and his family.
One tweeted: ‘I hope seeing him enjoying being a part of the show brings some comfort to all who knew him. RIP Alan.’
While another commented: ‘My thoughts are with the family of Alan. RIP Alan!!’
One added: ‘Sad news, thoughts and prayers to Alan’s family and friends.’
‘Deepest condolences to Alan’s family,’ another tweeted.
Tipping Point airs daily at 4pm on ITV.
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