Sad news for TV fans this morning: Dad's Army star Bill Pertwee has passed away peacefully at the age of 86.

Pertwee will be best remembered by a generation for his role as ARP Warden Hodges in the classic comedy, which was originally broadcast on the BBC between 1968 and 1977. His agent Meg Poole revealed that he had died at home with his family.

"He was a really, really nice man. Very bright, very intelligent. He came from a big theatrical family, a big show business family, and like all of them it was his life and it was very important to him and he was a hugely professional, very clever man", she said.

Pertwee is survived by his son, Jonathan. RIP.