Denis Norden, TV personality and comedy writer, has died at the age of 96.

Norden's long career included scriptwriting for radio following his service in the Air Force during WW2, as well as for Hollywood films in the 1960s including 'Bueno Sera, Mrs. Campbell' and 'The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom', the latter starring Shirley McLaine.

He was perhaps best known, however, for his presenting work, particularly on ITV's blooper show 'It'll Be Alright on the Night' and 'Laughter File' in the 1990s.

He died in the early hours of this morning at the Royal Free Hospital in London. He is survived by his two children, Nick and Maggie, and his wife of 75 years, Avril.

Fans and colleagues have been paying tribute to him on social media this morning: