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TV presenter Kristian Digby found dead in London flat

Kristian Digby
Kristian Digby co-presented To Buy or Not To Buy

BBC television presenter Kristian Digby has been found dead at his flat in east London, police have said.

The 32-year-old, who was also a film director, had worked on a number of property shows, including BBC One's To Buy or Not To Buy.

Mr Digby was pronounced dead at the scene when ambulance services arrived at his flat in Richford Road, Newham, on Monday morning.

Police sources said his death was "unexplained" at this stage.

His body was found at about 0745 GMT. His next of kin have been informed. His parents live in Torquay, Devon, where Mr Digby was raised.

'Talented presenter'

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called to reports of a body of a man in his 30s found at an address in Richford Road, E15.

"Ambulance services attended and life was pronounced extinct."

The property expert, who was born into a family of property developers, worked on a number of other shows including Double Agents, Living In The Sun, House Swap and Buy It, Sell It, Bank It.

He was a lovely guy and a very talented presenter and director
Jo Wander
Kristian Digby's agent

His short film Last Train to Demise won the Melbourne Film Festival Best Student Film in 1998 and Words of Deception won him a junior Bafta in 1997.

A spokesman for the BBC said: "Kristian was a much-loved and talented presenter for BBC Daytime.

"He brought a real sense of energy and warmth to all the shows he presented for us and will be sorely missed.

"Our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time."

Dominic Littlewood, who was Mr Digby's co-presenter on To Buy or Not to Buy, said: "There's not a bad word I can say about Kristian.

"He was a lovely fun, nice, jolly, decent person."

Mr Digby's agent and friend Jo Wander said: "I am devastated by the loss.

"He was a lovely guy and a very talented presenter and director.

"I will miss him hugely and my thoughts at this time are with his family and his many friends. He will be sorely missed."

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Friend and co-presenter Dominic Littlewood said: "He was good to everybody"



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