TV legend Des O’Connor has died aged 88, his agent has confirmed.

He was taken to hospital a week ago after a fall and died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday.

A statement from his agent read: “He was a joy to work with – he was talented, fun, positive, enthusiastic, kind and a total professional.

“He loved life, and considered enthusiasm almost as important as oxygen. He adored his family – they were everything to him.