10:30 02 March 2010
TV presenter Kristian Digby has been found dead in his east London home, police have confirmed.
The 32-year-old, best known for co-hosting property shows such as 'To Buy or Not to Buy', was discovered in his Stratford flat at 7:47 Monday morning (March 1).
He was pronounced dead at the scene when paramedics arrived at his home on Richford Road, Newham.
Police have stated the circumstances surrounding his death are "unexplained".
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. Next of kin were informed and we await formal identification."
Digby began his career in film, winning a junior Bafta Award in 1997 for directing his movie 'Words of Deception' and his short film 'Last Train to Demise' won the Melbourne Film Festival Best Student Film in 1998.
Having been born into a family of property developers, he then moved into television to host a string of property programmes including 'Trading Up', 'Double Agents', 'Living In The Sun', 'House Swap' and 'Buy It, Sell It, Bank It'.
He was also the series director on 'The Million Pound Property Experiment' and has directed TV shows including 'Home Front', 'Fantasy Rooms', 'She's Gotta Have It', 'Girls on Top' and 'The Ozone'.
A BBC spokesman 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.
Digby's 'To Buy or Not to Buy' co-presenter Dominic Littlewood lead the tributes, saying: "There's not a bad word I can say about Kristian.
"He was a lovely fun, nice, jolly, decent person."
His agent and friend Jo Wander also paid tribute: "I am devastated by the loss. He was a lovely guy and a very talented presenter and director.
"I will miss him hugely and my thoughts at this time are with his family and his many friends."
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