Tipping Point host Ben Shepherd has paid tribute to a contestant who tragically ‘died before the episode they starred in was aired’.
The presenter took to Twitter before the episode was broadcast and announced that the guest, named Cath, had sadly passed away.
Alongside a photo with the woman, who was from Bolton, he penned: “Today’s Tipping Point is a poignant one… Since recording the show, lovely contestant Cath, pictured backstage here, has passed away.
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“Our thoughts and love are with her family and friends.”
The programme’s official account also released a tweet in tribute, saying: “After the recording of today’s programme, we spoke with Cath’s family who shared the sad news of Cath’s passing.
“Everyone at Tipping Point would like to extend their sincerest sympathies.”
Viewers shared their sadness at the news on social media.
‘Tipping Point’ Viewers All Saying Same Thing About Contestant
Today’s Tipping Point is a poignant one… since recording the show, lovely contestant Cath, pictured backstage here, has passed away. Our thoughts and love are with her family and friends x pic.twitter.com/sWwkAJNCjc
— Ben Shephard (@benshephard) May 4, 2022
One who apparently knew the lady said: “Thank you Ben. Cath was a great neighbour and well-loved. Thank you again for fulfilling her bucket wish to all your team and ITV.”
“Awww that’s really sad,” a second commented. “What’s odd, I really liked her very much and it was heartfelt at the point that the show was playing. This lady definitely lives on in spirit. Absolutely. I hope her family take comfort from this.”
A third added: “Aww so sad to hear Ben. I’ve just been watching the ep. Thoughts and prayers are with all her family and friends. Thank you for sharing, my daughter was on your show (Dawn who frightened the life out of you). She said what a lovely caring person you are and you’ve just shown it.”
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