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Last Updated: Monday April 21 2008 12:01 GMT

Mark Speight: Your memories

Mark Speight

Popular TV presenter Mark Speight was found dead at a railway station in London.

The SMart star, 42, had been troubled since the death of his fiancee, Natasha Collins.

We asked you for your memories of Mark and they have flooded in.

Thank you so much for all your comments. We have had thousands.

Your comments

"I loved Mark and I grew up with the show. Now he is gone I am really sad."

Tim, 12, Staffordshire, England

"Mark was such a good, funny and smart presenter. He had the ability to get everyone into art. I will miss him very much."

Hannah, 11, Berkshire, England

"I couldn't believe it when I heard Mark had died. He was so bubbly and fun to watch. He made everything look so easy. I just hope people remember him the way he should be - he was a great artist and was lovely to everyone."

Harriet, 13, West Midlands, England

"I will miss all the fun things Mark did on SMart. He was a great artist. I especially liked how he could turn a shape into anything."

Dominic, 9, Kent, England

"I was no good at art until I watched SMart. Mark taught me that it wasn't that hard."

Jolene, 12, Northern Ireland

"Mark was a real superstar who taught me many things about art - not only how to create art but to understand it. I shall really, really miss him."

George, 7, Devon, England

"I used to hate art until I got to the age where I started to watch CBBC. SMart was my favourite TV programme and Mark was by far the best presenter. I remember me and Nan used to sit and watch it to get ideas on what to do. I still have a drawing that I did on my wall that I was going to send off to SMart because I wanted Mark to see it but i never got round to sending it. It's a terrible loss."

Rooney, 14, Shoreham, England

"He was the one of the best he has been my fave presenter forever. He made me love art and SMart. RIP."

Toni, 13, Swindon Wiltshire

"My mum came into the living room and told me that Mark Speight was found dead. I was shocked. After a hard day at school, I used to come home and watch Mark draw his cartoons. He made Smart funny and I enjoyed watching him. But I can't believe he's gone. I pay respects to his family and friends. RIP."

Ellie, 12, Bath, England

"He will be dearly missed by all."

Alice, 10, Northwich, England

"I love art and when I heard he had died I was very upset! I had always looked up to him and he has been on the TV as long as i can remember! I can't believe he has gone... R.I.P forever."

April, 11, Harrogate, England

"Mark, you helped me draw.. you were the best!! I love SMart, you will be missed RIP."

Bethan, 12, Glan Conwy, Wales

"He was so nice and kind I can't believe he is gone. Rest in Peace...x"

Ella, 13, Cambridge, UK

"Mark showed everyone that art could be fun! I loved his cartoon tips and the big pictures he did and he inspired me to do art and cartoon animation."

Oliver, 13, Bexley, England

"Mark Speight was my best presenter! He helped me with drawing people and objects he was one of the best, and will be truly missed. RIP Mark."

Jordan-Louise, 10, Thamesmead, England

"Mark was my favourite TV presenter. He brought great joy to all the viewers. Everyone in my family liked him, even my Mum! RIP Mark."

Duncan, 12, Surrey, England

"He was so funny and I loved watching SMart. Him and Kirsten made the show so cool. This was a shock to everybody."

Lucy, 10, Worlingham, England

"Art has always been my favourite subject in school. Everyday I would go to my childminders and look forward to an episode of SMart, and see Mark doing something utterly hilarious! My favourite thing about Mark was when he did the pottery throwing challenges One day I would love to be an artist as good as he was."

Vita, 10, Brighton, England

"I always looked forward to SMart. Mark always brightened up the show. He always did daft things. I remember when he came in with a pink tutu on and tried to be a ballet dancer! I always ended up in giggles. He will be missed."

Ella, 11, Somerset, England

"My best bit about Mark was when he did the big picture/little picture. I thought that was really funny and clever."

Ciara, 8, Glasgow, Scotland

"My fondest memory of Mark was when I used to sit on the sofa when I was little and I would watch SMart and think Mark was so funny! I wanted to be a great artist like him and he inspired me to draw and paint!"

Ellie, 10, Whitley Bay, England

"I used to love watching SMart on a Saturday. Ever since I have watched it my art has improved. With the TOON tips, I learnt how to draw many cartoons with the help from Mark. I will miss Mark forever and I will keep on drawing and making things!!!"

Lucy, 12, Leicestershire, England

"Me and my dad used to watch SMart together when I was younger. I love art and drawing because Mark made it seem like it was easy."

Kuka, 13, Kent, England

"When I was younger I would always watch SMart as I loved art and drawing and creating stuff! SMart was really good for me because Mark would always make art seem like a lot of fun!"

Emma, 13, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"Mark was a brill presenter and he always had a good old laugh at times. He gave loads of really good tips to all of us and he gave a lot of influence to all the people who watched SMart. We will all miss him very much and we will never forget him!"

Lucy, 11, Exeter, England

"Mark was great, he taught me how to draw cool things and when he pretended to be his mum it was really funny!"

Jade, 10, Carlisle, England

"Mark was the best. He was really good at art and made me want to get up and draw stuff too. My mum said he was really talented. SMart was my favourite show and I will miss Mark lots and lots!!!"

Millie, 7, Essex, England

"He was a wicked person... He was funny and had great talent. He came to my school, in October, because my school was becoming an arts college. We all took pics with him and he was really funny."

Amina, 14, Berkshire, England

"Mark was a great TV presenter. I always watched SMart and learnt lots of art skills from him!!!!"

Alessandra, 12, Watford, England

"You were a cheery and funny person. I will always remember you Mark."

Erin, 8, Thurso, Scotland

"I enjoyed all the programmes that Mark did. He inspired me to be creative and I am now better at my drawings."

Yasin, 7, Essex, England

"Me and my Mum always used to watch SMart. He was always making us laugh with his cartoon drawings and funny manner, it's not going to be the same."

Kaylie, 9, Merseyside, England

"Mark was such a great artist and his cartoons were great! He was really funny and was an excellent presenter! I'm going to miss him a lot!!!!"

Sanpreet, 13, West Bromwich, England

"I think he was a great presenter with lots of great ideas. I learnt a lot from him."

Georgia, 11, Cheltenham, England

"When I was younger, SMart was my favourite programme, and that was mainly because of Mark. He was so funny, and he was an inspiration to all children interested in art."

Orla, 14, Down Patrick, Northern Ireland

"I will miss Mark because I liked the way he was funny when he rolled around in all the mud, making mud angels."

Jade, 10, Nottingham, England

"I met Mark last year. He gave us all lots of time and drew us pictures. I will miss him on SMart."

Daniel, 10, Lincolnshire, England

"I'm left handed just like Mark, it has helped me a lot seeing how he drew. I will really miss him and his drawing skills."

Jamie, 11, London, England

"I did what Mark told me to do on TV and now my teacher says I'm an artist."

Sadika, 8, Blackburn, England

"He always made me laugh and made art seem more fun. He will be dearly missed."

Kate, 13, Kent, England

"I used to watch SMart when I was younger and he always made me laugh. I loved his cartoon drawings and saw him in a pantomime once! I think everyone will miss him."

Kirsty, 12, London, England

"Mark was a really funny guy and a great entertainer, I really liked him."

Sarah, 13, Derby, England

"I'll miss Mark because I always watched SMart and when I watched it, it gave me confidence. When I draw now, I'm a good drawer."

Lauren, 8, Lanarkshire, Scotland

"Mark was a brilliant presenter especially with his cartoons. He has inspired me to carry on drawing cartoons and I can draw them just like him."

Hannah, 10, Bicester, England

"Mark taught me how to draw and my teacher said well done because of my drawing."

Jake, 7, South Yorkshire, England

"I think Mark was great. Remember when he used to make those giant paintings and when he gave advice on drawing animals? I tried and I succeeded."

Oliver, 12, Powys, Wales

"Mark was a really good artist and made me laugh."

Lewis, 7, Swindon, England

"He was funny, nice and made jokes. I miss him and his jokes."

Gifty, 10, London, England

"I really miss Mark, he was really funny. I liked it when he kept making mistakes on his art and he had to start again."

Charlie, 11, Wiltshire, England

"I have watched SMart and other programmes Mark has presented since I was four. I remember him as a kind and funny individual who was an icon to me and was my inspiration when I decided to take GCSE art. I will never forget how much of a hero he was to me throughout my younger years."

Robert, 15, Hertfordshire, England

"Mark was the best TV presenter ever. He taught me loads on SMart and I will really miss him."

Ellie, 8, Hertfordshire, England

"Mark was a great artist. I liked him because he taught me how to enjoy art. I will really miss seeing him on the TV."

Niamh, 7, Lancashire, England

"I will definitely miss Mark because he always made me laugh, especially when he did Dr Smart and his jokes."

Matthew, 10, Manchester, England

"Mark you were very talented and funny, we will all miss you very much!"

Danielle, 11, Cardiff, Wales

"Mark was an excellent TV presenter. He taught me how to draw cartoon animals."

Sarah, 11, Buckinghamshire, England

"I'll miss Mark because he was always funny and he always made jokes. I loved his art work which was always colourful."

Ella, 10, Sunderland, England

"He was a cheerful person. When the sky was grey and rain was pouring from the sky he was the one who brought sunshine our way. His smile and hilarious jokes were always the best thing on TV to me. He will be missed by all his fans tremendously."

Catty, 13, Luton, England

"I remember so well how he use to tell jokes and really make me laugh. I also remember how good he was at drawing. He was definitely one of the best presenters."

George, 10, Essex, England

"We both loved his cheesy grin, his jokes and his cartoons! He was funny because he wasn't over the top and knew when to stop! It was like he was one of us. We feel for Mark and Natasha's families very much."

Edward and Francesca, 13 and 12, Sandhurst, England

"I'm really sad that you died. I loved meeting you in Lincoln and I'll always keep the t-shirt you signed! You really improved and inspired my art and mostly cartoons! I'll miss you."

Joe, 8, Cambridgeshire, England

"I remember watching Mark on SMart and he was so funny one time I nearly cried!"

Emily, 10, Surrey, England

"Mark will be missed as with his jokes and funny sense of humour he got you in the mood to draw and make different things. He was a great person."

Aimee, 12, Birmingham, England

"I think the thing I will remember about him will be his funny faces and brilliant pictures. He showed me how to draw horses really well even though they're really hard to draw. I'll miss you Mark."

Sophie, 13, Leicestershire, England

"I think he was funny and great with kids and I will miss him loads. I loved SMart and he was entertaining."

Rhianne, 13, Coventry, England

"I used to watch SMart very often and Mark was always there helping people with their art, making jokes and giving everyone tips and ideas. I will miss him."

Anna, 10, London, England

"Mark was a great cartoonist and artist. I've watched SMart since I was very little. Let's just hope his and Natasha's families get over this double tragedy."

Rachel, 12, Northumberland, England

"He was a funny, great and amazing presenter. We will miss him!"

Amina, 11, Cardiff, Wales

"Mark has presented SMart for as long as I can remember. I have been watching it since I was very young and can remember him from a long way back. I am really saddened by his death. He was incredibly talented and a really fun presenter. SMart just won't be the same without him. My sympathy goes out to both his and Natasha's friends and family. RIP Mark & Natasha. At least you are together now."

Ellen, 13, Leicestershire, England

"I'm really so sad because he was the only artist I really liked."

Lucy, 7, Suffolk, England

"This is so sad. Mark was so great, so inspirational. This is a huge loss, but I'm sure no-one will forget Mark."

Megan, 10, Hertfordshire, England

"I am devastated by the loss of Mark. He was one of the funniest presenters I have seen on the television. I am sure everyone will miss him. I am very sad over this loss. He will never be forgotten. My heart goes out to all his friends and family. As I come from the home town of Mark, I will miss him very much."

Jennie, 13, Wolverhampton, England

"Although I did not watch a lot of SMart, when I did it was Mark who would always cheer me up. I think everyone will miss him and he will be remembered for years to come."

Sophie, 12, Newcastle-under-Lyme, England

"Well all loved you Mark. Thanks to your fab arty skills and great interaction with children of all ages you made SMart one of my favourite programmes in the whole world."

Freya, 12, Bristol, England

"Mark was someone I looked up to when I was younger. He always made me laugh and I watched the programme every day. Such a talented and kind man, sorely missed by many."

Milly, 10, Surrey, England

"Mark was a really good lad. As my little sister used to watch SMart I would look up and see his face, him just mucking around, and I sit there and laugh. He turned art into joy."

Sarah Louise, 13, Lee-on-the-Solent, England

"I am so sad to hear this Mark was the best art presenter in the world he will be dearly missed by all young viewers."

Mima, 9, Belvedere, England

"I will really miss Mark. I always watch SMart because I love to draw, I always used to try and do the things he did. I will till watch SMart but I will really miss him."

Jade, 11, Newport, England

"You were really funny and I am really sad that you have died, but I will keep doing my art. Miss you."

Cerys, 7, Wellingborough, England

"Mark Speight was an icon for every budding artist, and he'll be sorely missed by not just his family and friends, but by children all over the UK."

Aleesha, 12, Crawley, England

"I always watched Mark and I thought he was a great presenter. He was really funny and good at art, he was the reason I watched SMart. I was devastated when I heard the news. I'll really miss him."

Sarah, 13, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"I remember his funniest bits on SMart being the Dr of pictures people couldn't draw."

Elicia, 8, Thames Ditton, England

"Mark was really amazing and taught me a lot about art and how to see the world differently. Thanks Mark."

Laura, 11, Swindon, England

"I'm so sad and close to tears, you were the best presenter ever, a brilliant artist too. RIP and I'll always remember you."

Chris, 12, Somerset, England

"We miss you Mark and I will never forget the greatest children's artist presenter. I am very sorry to hear you died."

Harry, 9, Berkshire, England

"Mark was a very talented artist and a very funny man. I feel I have learnt a lot from him which I will carry through to my adulthood. May he and Natasha continue their great work with the angels. You will be missed."

Millie, 7, London, England

"It's sad that Mark died. I used to enjoy watching him on SMart, especially the bit where he did a big picture and a small picture."

Imogen, 8, Middlesex, England

"I can't believe he's dead. He was such a kind person and his smile was amazing. I loved it when he went outside and made huge pieces of art out of everyday things. I also loved when he went into his little room and drew cartoons. My heart is with his friends and family. I'll miss you Mark."

Immi, 12, London, England

"I sent in a picture of Mark to SMart, he said it looked the image of him! Since he told me that I've been encouraged by him and I've been getting top marks in my art class. My parents are so proud of me. Every time I come home saying I got top marks in art they always say, 'How can we thank him?, while taking the homework out of my hand and smiling. I'm so sad that my inspiration has gone."

Charlie, 10, Cardiff, Wales

"I loved you on Smarteenies and my favourite bit was Big Picture Little Picture. You made me want to be an artist! I hope you make lovely pictures in heaven."

Jess, 7, Brighton, England

"Mark was my favourite person on TV and I'm really going to miss him. He was brilliant at art and at showing kids how to do creative things. My mum and I often tried out his ideas at home."

Sam, 9, Cheshire, England

"I'm actually very upset by this news. Mark was very talented and I grew up watching him. It feels strange reading all the comments that say he 'was' because he's no longer with us. I will remember him as being a quirky, slightly different, very talented presenter and artist who drew in even the most reluctant artist into watching the show and believing they could draw. I am taking Art GCSE because people like Mark convinced me art is for everyone."

Amber, 15, London, England

"I'm so sorry to hear this tragic news. I hope his family can get some comfort from all the children he has inspired with his art and personality during his life. I hope they can be very proud of him when they get over their sadness. I will never forget him."

Catrin, 9, Llangadog, Wales

"I remember Mark from when I was really little, he was a great presenter who always had a smile on his face and told terrible jokes!!!!"

Katharine, 13, Shropshire, England

"Mark Speight was the best presenter ever. I am a really huge fan and I'm going to miss him. At first I thought it was a mistake, but then I watched the news and found out it was true. I'm going to miss you pal."

Jeanette, 13, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"I love Mark! He taught me how to draw dolphins."

Ellie, 14, Kent, England

"Mark came to my old primary school last year as one of our girls had won a competition. He was great fun and we made some brilliant portraits with him. It is really sad and I will miss seeing him on TV."

Kieran, 11, Merseyside, England

"I remember on Best of Friends they said the animal he most looked like was a fox."

Erin, 9, Manchester, England

"Mark was a legend and will be sadly missed. I remember him way back when I was very little and he was on Scratchy and Co!"

Emma, 15, Cheshire, England

A very fun and skilful presenter and he will always stay in our hearts. Xx"

Lucy, 11, Glasgow, Scotland

"SMart was one of my favourite programmes. Now he's not on it I don't think I can watch it again or one of the episodes he is in!"

Zara, 13, London, England

"I am really sad that Mark died because he was a really good artist. I really enjoyed watching SMart and getting art tips from him. I will really miss him."

Ruth, 11, Somerset, England

"I really missed him, even when he went missing. When I found out he was dead I could not stop crying. I will always remember Mark."

Lucy, 11, Lancashire, England

"I have watched CBBC since I was three and I have grown up with the shows that Mark has presented. He had a brilliant comedic quality and he brought all the laughs to SMart. He will be missed by all viewers. Thank you Mark."

Mariyah, 10, Glasgow, Scotland

"I'm so gonna miss you Mark. You were such an inspiration to all of us, you were a great man. I loved your art and your funny jokes. I will always remember you as the nice, kind, funny TV presenter."

Chantelle, 13, Portsmouth, England

"Can't believe you've gone. Thank you so much for teaching me and my little brother how to draw. God bless you."

Liam, 10, Lanarkshire, Scotland

"I use his tips every art lesson at school and every time I pick up a pencil or paint brush."

Ollie, 13, Leeds, England

"SMart is one of my favourite programmes and Mark was the best presenter ever. He was so funny and was a talented artist too. I will miss him so much, it's so sad."

Anna, 12, The Hague, The Netherlands

"When I found out about his tragic death I burst into tears. He was every kid's idol. Thank you Mark, for being such a jolly, lovely person. We'll miss you."

Bethil, 12, Boston, USA

"Mark Speight did amazing work on SMart. Every time it was on I would jump in front of the TV so I will miss him."

Ben, 9, Somerset, England

"Meeting you when I was three triggered my love of art. Now I am Grade 5 in art all thanks to you. I will really miss you. My art skills are all thanks to you. RIP Mark Speight, RIP."

Freya, 13, Kent, England

"I really loved to watch SMart when I was younger and am really upset about what has happened. Mark was really funny and my favourite bit of the show was when he gave you 'toon tips! He will be missed."

Samantha, 12, Glasgow, Scotland

"I am really saddened by his death as I have always looked up to him since he joined SMart. He will be missed a lot - not just by his family and friends, but by his legion of fans as well."

Menasha, 11, London, England

"Mark was a great inspiration to me and I was shocked to hear the news! Art is my favourite subject, so I would like to thank him for what he has done on SMart."

Jacob, 13, Surrey, England

"I used to watch SMart all the time and it was great. Mark was the spotlight of the show and that can never change. SMart just won't be the same without Mark."

Emma, 10, Surrey, England

"When I heard the news that Mark had gone missing I was truly shocked. I feared the worst when he disappeared. I'll always remember him as a kind hearted man who had a troubled life. My thoughts are with his and Natasha's families. ~xXx~"

Emily, 10, Essex, England

"Mark taught me to do cartoon - I'm still in shock from what happened!!!"

Lily, 11, Bedfordshire, England

"I cried. He was so good. It's strange to think we'll never see him again. RIP."

Amy, 11, Cheshire, England

"He was an amazing artist and a brilliant presenter. I will miss him so much!!"

Sarah, 13, Edinburgh, Scotland

"Mark was so cool. He was a brill artist, fab presenter and a really funny person. Also SMart is one of my fave programmes and may not go ahead for a long time. If it does go ahead it just won't be the same again. It must be upsetting for his family as they have lost two people."

Louise, 11, Surrey, England

"He was one of my favourite presenters and when I turned on the news I couldn't believe he was dead. You were very talented, RIP."

Georgia, 11, Cornwall, England

"My mum told me and at first I couldn't believe it until I saw the BBC One news. Mark Speight was my idol. He taught us kids how to draw and he was ever so funny. I will really really miss him ;("

Vicky, 11, Plymouth, England

"He was my fave and I will miss him. It's a big shock."

Megan, 10, Lancashire, England

"Everyone will miss Mark. We all loved his bad but funny jokes and his trademark grin."

George, 11, Buckinghamshire, England

"Me and my mum are upset because we loved watching SMart with Mark on it."

Ellie, 9, Great Yarmouth, England

"I can't believe it. I think this will be a real blow to everyone. Mark taught me and my brother how to draw cartoons. Because of him my brother is on an art course. Bye Mark, RIP."

Jemima, 10, London, England

"I'm really sad that he died, he will be missed."

Yolisa, 13, Edinburgh, Scotland

"Mark Speight was the one I looked up too. I really miss him."

Emma, 9, Devonshire, England

"Mark was the one that made me want to do art at school. Now it's not going to be the same. RIP Mark, you won't be forgotten."

Tyler, 12, Kent, England

"SMart was my favourite because of Mark. He was a brilliant artist and I will miss him."

Robyn, 9, Bristol, England

"Mark was very clever at drawing cartoons. I'm a cartoon fan so I will miss him a lot. It's very sad that he has died."

Jamie, 8, Surrey, England

"He was not only a talented artist but he understood children well and was able to communicate with different age groups easily. He had a certain charm that everybody loved. He was very imaginative with his art work and coming up with totally bonkers scenes. RIP."

Sarah, 11, Swansea, Wales

"I am really sad about what happened to the brilliant artist. I personally thought he was one of the best artists in the world. Every time SMart was on I used to always watch it"

Harrison, 9, West Yorkshire, England

"He was really funny and fantastic at art. I will really miss him, he was my hero."

Will, 11, Surrey, England

"I really liked Mark, he was my favourite CBBC presenter. He was my idol and now he's gone. He is hopefully together with his friend Natasha."

Tommy, 6, London, England

"Oh no not Mark! I loved him, he was the best! I always watched him on SMart and he seemed so happy. I'm so upset. Missing you already Mark."

Heather, 12, Dublin, Ireland

"He was really good at art and I'll really miss him a lot."

Ashliya, 7, Kent, England

"My memories of Mark were always when he forgot his lines...or did something wrong! It always made me giggle! It's such a shock to hear such sad news."

Gabrielle, 11, Newcastle, England

"He was a really talented artist and TV presenter; he was great with kids and I'll really miss him."

Emily, 11, Reading

"Mark was a very good presenter and a very good artist, he taught me how to draw cartoons. RIP."

Stanton, 12, Puy-l'évêque

"I'm really shocked about Mark's death. I always thought he was a jolly, funny man that would always be a kids' favourite. I never thought he would end like this. I would like to send all my hope and support to his family and friends and his fiancée's family. It was so tragic what happened to him. Xxx"

Polly, 11, Lymington

"I have watched CBBC since I was very little, and I have grown up with the shows that Mark has presented. He had a brilliant comedic quality and he brought all the laughs to SMart. He will be missed by all viewers. Thank you Mark."

Claudia, 15, Buxton

"I can't believe it. I cried when I saw it on the news. I grew up with Mark, he was my inspiration my hero and my favourite presenter. I always wished I had his talent when I was younger. It's heartbreaking news. XX"

Nia, 14, Bridgend

"The best presenter ever. Wonderful artist. We will miss you... RIP"

Harry, 13, London

"Me and my family were really upset when we heard that he was missing. Now I cannot believe that something so horrible could happen to such a nice man. I watched SMart every time it was on and I loved it. It just seems so strange that a short while ago he was on the TV doing something he enjoyed and my heart goes out to his family and friends."

Kelsey, 12, Rotherham

"I love the SMart show and he was always wicked! Loads of people must be devastated. I feel sorry for the people who were close to him."

Beth, 12, Sutton

"I really liked Mark."

Jody, 8, Wisbech

"I can't believe it. It's just so weird one of my favourite presenters gone. In memory of him I want to say he was an amazingly talented artist and it was tragic what happened to him. xXx."

Gabbi, 10, London

"When I heard the news of his death I had all the funny memories that he did on SMart but my favourite one was of when he dress up as his mum I cracked up. Mark Best Wishes and RIP."

Kitty, 9, Buckhurst Hill

"I grew up watching Mark on the television and he taught me and my sisters how to cartoon. We will all miss him because he was always cheerful and funny."

Hannah, 12, Morden

"This is sad. I am in shock. I will always remember Mark because he was the funny one in SMart and he always made me laugh with his bad jokes."

Ali, 12, Redcar

"It's a very sad time and he was an incredible artist and presenter. My thoughts are will this friends and family."

Callum, 13, Saltcoats

"We love you, Mark! Dearly missed by all! x"

Aimee, 12, Kirkham,

"When I heard about the news I was very sad. He was a funny, caring, kind-hearted man and a good TV presenter."

Catrina, 10, Motherwell

"Mark Speight is the person who I looked up to with my art. It has got me very far in my life. Thank you Mark Speight."

Keiran, 14, Surrey

"Mark was a brilliant presenter and I'll miss him doing his normal shows. He was such a good artist and he really inspired me."

Amy, 10, Bristol

"I am so sorry for Mark and Natasha's families. He made art so much fun and I will miss him. I hope he is now at peace and reunited with Natasha."

Laura, 14, Cambridge

"Mark has been on the BBC for about as long as I have been alive, which means I've always seen him on the TV. My favourite memories of him are when he used to sneak off into a little room to show off his comic skills, which I always use when I'm drawing. He was my favourite BBC presenter and it's really sad that he's gone, but I know that no-one will ever forget his smile and joyful presence."

Katie, 14, Chatham

"Mark was a great TV presenter I especially liked it when he jumped in the mud in a episode of SMart. He will be missed."

Melissa, 10, Derby