Wednesday, 3 March 2010

TV presenter Kristian Digby found dead in London flat

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 and That Gay Show

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.

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.

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