Dale Jonathan Winton is an English radio DJ and television presenter. Winton was a regular in mainstream TV screens all across the U.S. in the 1990’s where he made his name by hosting the popular show Supermarket Sweep from 1993 to 2001.
People would wait to watch the show that became a big attraction on TV during that time. Now he is exciting his loyal fans as he prepares to host the show titled Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive for Channel 5 this year.
Here are some interesting facts about Dale Winton:
1.Dale Winton net worth is estimated to be around $2 million
As of 2018, Dale Winton net worth is around $2 million. Winton has amassed his fortune mainly as a TV presenter. Over his career, he has appeared as the main host on several shows. The two shows that he has been with the longest and had the best contracts were obviously with Dale’s Supermarket Sweep and presenting the national lottery called In It To Win it.
These shows brought in top ratings for a large span of time which converts into high commercial value for its workers. He has also done numerous one-off appearances for Do They Take Sugar? and Dale’s Great getaway.
2.He started his career in radio
Winton was born on May 22, 1955 in Marylebone, London, England. In the early 1970’s , he was DJ’ing in different clubs and was doing odd jobs to support himself. He went on to join Radio Trent where he gradually gathered experience and a portfolio.
His charismatic presentation would help him land gigs one after another and its accumulation is the reason why he managed to reach a commanding situation in his career.
3.He started his television career in 1987 with Channel 4
Eventually, the name Dale Winton became very popular. He initially worked for Channel 4 and Lifestyle Channel and eventually would get the spot to host Dale’s Supermarket Sweep. Once he got the gig, he didn’t look back as he was an instant hit with the public audience.
With his fame in rise, he was also offered to do many other shows on the side. Some of the shows he featured on were Pets Win Prizes, The Great British Song Contest, The other Half, Touch the Truck, and Celebrity Fit Club. When there is a prominent show present, Dale Winton became a premium name to do the work as a top presenter.
4.He came out about his homosexuality in 2002
In 2002, Dale Winton released his autobiography. By this time, he was already a household name among TV viewers who were present in large numbers. In the book, there would be some shocking remarks regarding his early life as well as his sexuality.
He declared that he was homosexual in the book and hadn’t told anyone before because no one had ever even asked him such a question. This did do its rounds in the headlines in mainstream media as at the time homosexuality was still largely judged in society.
He also revealed facts about his mother, Sheree Winton who was an actress. His father died whilst he was a kid only aged 13 and had to witness the suicide of her mother who raised him when he was only 21 years old. He had found her unconscious after an overdose.
5.His spokesperson had to confirm that he was alive
When Dale suddenly dissappered from TV, many of his fans became very concerned over him. Dale doesn’t use social media either despite his large following which had lead to many false rumors that he was dead. This was circulating heavily in the internet and there were many false accounts that were even pretending to be him.
This rumor eventually got so big and concerning in the public eye that Dale’s spokesperson had to declare he was alive in 2015. Later on, Dale revealed that he was actually going through a tough breakup that led to depression.
He has also had medical problems. In the last couple of years, he has had to do 4 surgeries that have impacted his shoulder and knee which is noticeable today with his body structure. He was not allowed to even exercise and had to go through a major lifestyle change.