These unseen family photos show Dale Winton before he was famous – including heartwarming snaps of him with his glamorous actress mother who committed suicide.
One photo shows him in London’s Cumberland hotel in 1959, sitting between his doting mum Sheree and father Gary enjoying a Christmas meal.
The chubby four-year-old is holding his tragic mother’s hand while they all smile and pose wearing silly hats for the hotel photographer.
Others show him at the wedding of his cousin Amanda Shayle in 1984.
Caring Dale accompanied his aunt Hazel – Amanda’s mother – down the aisle, because her husband Harry had died just before the wedding.
Another family snap shows them all gathered in Amanda’s garden in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, with Dale aged five, in October 1960.
He is at the front, with his mother and father stood in the line up behind, and Amanda in her mother Hazel’s arms.
Paying tribute Amanda, 57, said today (Thurs) said: “I remember when he came to tell me that he had this new job on a programme called Supermarket Sweep.
“We were close before that.
“Things really took off from them and he worked very hard and we didn’t see as much of each other.
“He was a very generous and genuine person. There are only positive things to say.
“I don’t know what his cause of death was.”
Amanda’s mother Hazel and Dale’s father Gary were siblings.
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