She tweeted: "I'm so sad to hear that the wonderful Des O'Connor has died. He was a true pro and a gorgeous person. My love to Jodie and all his family at this sad time. Rest in peace Des. You are sorely missed already RipDesOConnor." The legendary TV presenter suffered a fall at his home last week and died on Saturday, his agent confirmed.
"Unfortunately yesterday evening his condition suddenly deteriorated and he drifted peacefully away in his sleep." Mel, a long-term friend and co-host on Today with Des and Mel, paid a heartbreaking tribute.