BEN Shephard has paid tribute to a former Tipping Point contestant after he died before his episode aired.
The TV presenter posted a message on Twitter sharing his sadness over the death of guest Alan, who previously appeared on the ITV quiz show.
Ben Shephard told of his sadness over the death of Tipping Point contestant Alan[/caption]
Tipping Point contestant Alan sadly passed away before he could watch his episode on the telly.
And Ben, 45, explained that Alan’s family had been in touch and said that they wanted the episode to air.
He wrote: “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.”
A backstage photo of Ben with Alan was shared on the show’s official Twitter.
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It was captioned: “After the recording of today’s programme, we spoke with Alan’s family who shared the sad news of his passing.
“Everyone at Tipping Point would like to extend their sincerest sympathies #TippingPoint.”
No cause of death was given.