Tributes to Tipping Point winner after he dies in car accident

Tributes have flooded in for Tipping Point winner Dave Perkins who has sadly died since the show was filmed.

Dave appeared on Monday's episode that saw him win £2,250, which he said he wanted to spend on a holiday to Antigua.

The retired charity executive said he was also excited for his indoor skydiving trip that he had also won.

After the show was aired on Monday, one viewer shared a BBC article which showed the details of 65-year-old Dave's death after he was hit by a car while cycling in Birmingham in August 2019, the Mirror Online reports.

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They wrote: "Very sadly, Dave on #tippingpoint died in an accident".

The BBC article quotes his family as saying: "We lost an amazing father, partner and grandfather.

"His sudden death and the circumstances in which he was taken from us make it impossible to comprehend at this time.

"He will be terribly missed by everyone who knew him. We don't know how we can be without him."

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The article also explained that he died in hospital from "serious head injuries".

Dave made it to the final round of the show hosted by Ben Shephard, who he impressed with his general knowledge prowess, beating the other players and ending up in the final round.

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One viewer tweeted: "Bless him that’s so sad".

"Oh bless him!" added another.

"Sorry to hear that," wrote a third.

Another opined: "I really wish #tippingpoint would stop repeating episodes where contestants have died, I don’t watch it to feel sad and contemplate mortality".

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At the end of his episode, as Dave decided whether to take the £2,250 or gamble it to win £10,000, he opted to take his winnings home, and when they played his counter to see what would have happened, he discovered he made the right choice.

"It's been absolutely lovely to meet you, thank you so much," he told Ben.

* Tipping Point airs on weekdays on ITV at 4pm