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Dale Winton obituary

TV presenter who gained celebrity status with Supermarket Sweep

The television gameshow Supermarket Sweep brought bright lights and music to shopping and made a star of its presenter, Dale Winton, who has died aged 62; the cause of his death was not announced. He was flamboyant, personable and sensitive, once saying: “Every guy in the world would love to be Mr Macho, but I am camp and you cannot lie to the public. If you’re yourself, they’ll either love you or they won’t.”

The British version of Supermarket Sweep, based on an American format, featured contestants answering questions and riddles, giving them the opportunity to run around the studio supermarket filling their trolleys in a bid to get through to the final Super Sweep, with a £2,000 prize at stake. It ran in ITV’s daytime schedule from 1993 to 2001 and was revived in 2007, with the top prize value increased to £5,000.

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UK TV Host Dale Winton, Face Of ITV’s ‘Supermarket Sweep’, Dies Aged 62

UK TV and radio host Dale Winton, known for fronting popular shows including ITV’s Supermarket Sweep and BBC’s lottery program In It To Win It, has died aged 62. The host died at his home on Wednesday according to his agent Jan Kennedy. Winton spent nearly a decade hosting the ITV daytime game show Supermarket Sweep between 1993 to 2001 and again when it was rebooted in 2007. Contestants on the show were tasked with running round a supermarket collecting items to win cash…
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'Supermarket Sweep' Star Dale Winton Has Sadly Died at Age 62

Rest in peace, Dale Winton. The TV star — most known for hosting the UK's versions of Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win It — has sadly died in his home at age 62, his longtime agent confirmed "with great sadness" to The Guardian on Wednesday, April 18. "While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief," Jan Kennedy said in a statement. Dale reportedly battled private health issues for years prior to his unfortunate passing. Though he kept the details of his condition from fans, the TV host did reveal he previously battled depression during a 2016 episode of the British talk show Loose Women. At the time, he said a recent, bad breakup negatively affected his mental health. Dale in 2016. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) "I should have taken myself off the TV, but I didn't. Listen, there are worse things in the world,
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Supermarket Sweep: FremantleMedia Reviving Classic Game Show

Joker's Wild isn't the only game show being revived. Deadline reports FremantleMedia is rebooting Supermarket Sweep.The game show, which debuted on ABC in 1965, features contestants answering questions followed by a timed race through a supermarket to see who can accumulate the most goods for the most money. The series was briefly revived by Lifetime in the early '90s and by Pax in the early 2000s.Read More…
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‘Supermarket Sweep’ Set To Return To Television

Get your shopping carts ready because the iconic game show Supermarket Sweep is headed back to television. FremantleMedia is set to bring back the popular game show which was created by producer Al Howard in 1965. The game show spanned generations and instantly became a hit as it had contestants use their shopping skills and knowledge of supermarket merchandise to win big cash prizes. The show ends with an all-out shopping cart race as contestants try to beat the clock…
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Attention, Shoppers! Supermarket Sweep Is Coming Back to TV

Attention, Shoppers! Supermarket Sweep Is Coming Back to TV
Get ready to shop 'til you drop because we've got one heck of a red tag special for you! FremantleMedia has just announced that they're planning to bring back the classic game show of our grocery store dreams, Supermarket Sweep, which originally aired on ABC from 1965 through 1967. However, you probably remember the revivals on Lifetime from 1990-1995 and Pax (now Ion Television) from 2000-2003. The iconic show, created by producer Al Howard, masterfully combined the classic quiz show with a live, timed race through an actual supermarket, where the value of the items quickly collected in the shopping cart determined the winning team. "The time is ripe to bring back this all-time favorite game...
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Supermarket Sweep Is Returning to TV

Supermarket Sweep Is Returning to TV
Attention, shoppers! Your favorite guilty pleasure will soon be back on the market.

FreemantleMedia announced on Friday that it’s bringing back the classic game show Supermarket Sweep, which originally aired on ABC in the mid 1960s. The show has been revived twice since its initial run: first by Lifetime from 1990 to 1995, then by Pax (now Ion Television) from 2000 to 2003.

Though the rules differed with each incarnation, the general premise of Supermarket Sweep involved contestants running through a fake grocery store and performing various tasks — from guessing retail prices to loading their carts with as many (expensive) items as possible.
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Game Show ‘Supermarket Sweep’ To Be Revived

A beloved TV game show looks to be making a comeback, with Britain’s Radio Times reporting that reality show producer Freemantle (which has brought us such shows as “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent”) has purchased the rights to the Brit hit “Supermarket Sweep”. The show was originally created by American game show producer Al Howard in […]
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Exclusive: Tony Hale, Billy’s Love Life and More Revelations About ‘Difficult People’ Season 3

Exclusive: Tony Hale, Billy’s Love Life and More Revelations About ‘Difficult People’ Season 3
Normally a packed Italian restaurant and bar in the East Village of New York City, San Marzano has been transformed into Lola’s D’s Café (more on that name change in a bit), a less busy café run by Denise (Gabourey Sidibe) and Nate (Derrick Baskin), where Billy Epstein (Billy Eichner) works on Difficult People. During Et’s visit to the set of the Hulu comedy, which just so happens to be a day they’re filming scenes from the season three finale, things are noticeably different.

For one thing, there’s that name. Normally called D’s Café, the place has been taken over by Lola, an outspoken transgender waitress played by the bitingly funny Shakina Nayfack. “Lola saved us from Sephora,” Denise explains to the staff -- Billy, Lola, Denise, Nate and Matthew (Cole Escola), who has triumphantly returned from a Supermarket Sweep-turned-Scientology fiasco -- gathered around a table. But there’s
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Watch Ben Wheatley Raid The Criterion Closet And Talk ‘Seven Samurai’ & ‘Sweet Smell Of Success’

As far as viral video #content goes, the Criterion Collection have got it nailed down with their Criterion Closet series. A sort of cinephile version of Supermarket Sweep, it’s seen all kinds of world-class filmmakers come to the headquarters of the great video label, and get to take with them whatever they can carry from their back catalog, while talking about some of their favorite filmmakers.

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The latest to get in there, following the likes of Barry Jenkins, Mike Leigh and Edgar Wright, is Ben Wheatley, who dropped by Criterion HQ on the press tour for his recent, highly enjoyable “Free Fire.” The “Kill List” helmer is, as most visiting filmmakers seem to be, visibly thrilled and like a kid in a candy store, and picks out a fine selection of movies, including “The Seven Samurai,
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La La Land: anatomy of a backlash

Ryan Lambie Feb 26, 2017

First came the five-star reviews, then came the criticisms. Using La La Land as a case study, we look at the anatomy of a backlash...

Reader, you should have seen the queue: it stretched all the way out of the cinema, down the street, round the corner and on for another half a kilometre or so. This was the line for La La Land at the London Film Festival late last year, and there was a definite hum of enthusiasm in the air.

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Hype had already built around the musical since its first screening at the Venice Film Festival a couple of months earlier, and as a result, there were so many people desperate to see the movie
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Net-a-Porter Is Having an Insane 50 Percent Off Sale! Here’s Everything You Can Finally Afford to Buy

Net-a-Porter.com is a shopaholic’s happy place. It carries every top name designer, features pieces straight off the runway and has so many mesmerizing accessories your shopping cart can quickly reach a total that amounts to a semester (or four years) of college. So brace yourselves for this news: For the next three weeks the online retailer is offering 30, 40 and wait for it… 50 percent off items! And we’re not talking about contemporary brands; the sale includes high-fashion designers including Burberry, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Marni, Miu Miu, The Row and Valentino.

If you haven’t already started the online
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Melissa McCarthy Is the Most Ruthless Grocery Shopper Ever in Cut Saturday Night Live Sketch

Melissa McCarthy Is the Most Ruthless Grocery Shopper Ever in Cut Saturday Night Live Sketch
When it comes to scoring groceries, don't mess with Melissa McCarthy. In a sketch cut from last week's Saturday Night Live episode, the Spy actress puts her shopping skills to the ultimate test in a parody of Supermarket Sweep, the classic game show where contestants raced against the clock to rack up the most expensive grocery store items.  The hilarious clip features McCarthy as an over-eager, extremely competitive player who goes straight for the jugular, grabbing items like sushi-grade tuna from the stockroom and imported wheels of cheese from behind the deli section. Though McCarthy's competitor (played by Vanessa Bayer) seemingly never stands a chance, the SNL host makes it her...
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Melissa McCarthy's 'Supermarket Sweep' strategy will leave you breathless

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Melissa McCarthy's 'Supermarket Sweep' strategy will leave you breathless
Supermarket Sweep is one of TV's great achievements. In case you didn't watch Lifetime in the '90s, the game show was about grocery store shoppers running through the aisles and racking up as much merchandise as they could in a couple of minutes.  The conventional wisdom for Supermarket Sweep goes like this: It's always wisest to pick meats, cheeses, and the big inflatable bonus items for the most money. But in this SNL cut sketch, Melissa McCarthy reveals that strategy to be garbage as she earns thousand of dollars of items in mere seconds.  She brings up a good point: In a game about looting a store, why not actually loot the store? Next I hope Melissa revisits Shop 'Til You Drop and tries stealing entire mall fountains and the security guard's gun. 
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If Only You Had a Time Machine to Utilize This Supermarket Sweeps Insider Info

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If Only You Had a Time Machine to Utilize This Supermarket Sweeps Insider Info
If only you had known then what you know now, your Supermarket Sweep sweatshirt wouldn't be drenched in rancid ham water. Speaking of meat liquids, Great Big Story got some juicy behind-the-scenes tidbits from host David Ruprecht, including his ingenious strategy for winning: Fill your cart with small, expensive beauty products, not dozens of apparently fermented hams and turkeys. Time to go back and watch Supermarket Sweep again, this time knowing the entire studio must have smelled like three-month-old wieners.
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The host of 'Supermarket Sweep' says avoid meats and cheeses, pick hair products

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The host of 'Supermarket Sweep' says avoid meats and cheeses, pick hair products
"Supermarket Sweep" is one of the most memorable game shows of the '90s. Who doesn't want to race through the aisles of Whole Foods and shove bricks of cheese into their cart? But in a new featurette starring host (and "Three's Company" alum) David Ruprecht, we learn a secret that could've helped a lot of contestants: Avoid those hams and stick to hair products for maximum cart efficiency. How disappointing is it that the meats and cheeses were fake? Wouldn't you love to come home from a game show with five country hams, five uncooked geese, and five hunks of beef? I guess $5,000 isn't bad either. 
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Rhony: Bethenny Burns Sonja in Turks and Caicos

Rhony: Bethenny Burns Sonja in Turks and Caicos
The Real Housewives of New York City were invited to Turks and Caicos Tuesday night by Sonja Morgan for some sun and fun – but Bethenny Frankel ended up burning the hostess instead.

Things didn't get off to a great start – the wives left a snowy Big Apple and arrived in Turks and Caicos to a beautiful beach house without central air.

"We got a menopausal group here," said a hot Frankel upon arriving. "We're gonna need some air conditioning."

When it came time to select their rooms, Morgan and Ramona Singer ran around like kindergartners.

"I didn't realize this was Pamplona,
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Buy, Buy, Buy: TV's Most Shopping-Centric Game Shows

Buy, Buy, Buy: TV's Most Shopping-Centric Game Shows
It's the season for shopping, or at least that's what the holiday advertisements tell us. It's up to you whether you hit the malls or just stay home and make your loved ones homemade Popsicle-stick ornaments this year, but in either case, we've got a treat for you. We're rounding up The Price Is Right, Supermarket Sweep and TV's other delightfully weird, shopping-centric game shows.

Think of it as a way of psyching yourself up for those post-Black Friday treks back to the shops – or just enough shopping to remind you why you're abstaining this year.

The Price Is Right

Of course,
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Funny Video: Dog Just Might Drop from Shopping Too Much

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Funny Video: Dog Just Might Drop from Shopping Too Much
Shopping can be an addiction - and clearly this French bulldog needs his next hit. Lucky for him, like a crazed contestant on Supermarket Sweep, this pup is ready to roll thanks to his placement in a shopping cart. But before he really gets moving we just have a few questions about the strange noises coming from his mouth. Did he fur-get his shopping list? Is it time to close up shop and go to the vet? Thankfully, three simple words in the video's caption, "he breathes heavy," clear up any thoughts of Frenchie malfunctions flying through our heads. They
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'MasterChef Junior' winner: Dara or Alexander?

'MasterChef Junior' winner: Dara or Alexander?
Spoiler ahead. Which! Of these two kind, genuine, well-spoken adolescents — a rarity! on any television program — rose to the top and won the Stunning! title of first-ever MasterChef Junior? And the winner is….

Alexander!

After a grueling three-course final challenge, it seems an ambitious dessert (deconstructed “Napoleon” cannoli with marscapone and mixed berries) gave just the slightest edge to soft-spoken pastry cherub Alexander Weiss, 13, from NYC. Runner-up Dara Yu, 12, an inflatable bow headband enthusiast from Los Angeles, wowed judges Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, and Joe Bastianich almost as much, especially with her technically proficient appetizer of ahi tuna prepared two ways.
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