Gay TV presenter Kristian Digby found dead

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BBC television presenter Kristian Digby has been found dead.

Digby, 32, was found dead at his home in Newham, east London, on Monday morning at 7.45am.

Police sources reportedly said the openly gay presenter’s death is being treated as “unexplained”.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman 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.”

Digby presented BBC shows such as To Buy or Not To Buy and House Swap. He came from a family of property directors.

He also presented That Gay Show on BBC Choice and appeared in Simon Fanshawe’s The Trouble with Gay Men in 2006.

Before turning to television presenting, Digby was a young film maker. As a teenager, he directed the short film, Words of Deception which eventually won him a junior BAFTA in 1997. In 1998 he won the Melbourne Film Festival Best Student Film with Last Train to Demise.

In a statement, 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.”

Kristian Digby’s career highlights