Less than 24 hours after the latest series of Dancing on Ice came to an end, the show's beloved commentator Tony Gubba passed away.

The 68 year old TV veteran was known for his work as a commentator, and he featured on top TV sports shows like Match of the Day and Grandstand throughout his career. He worked on every single series of Dancing on Ice, including the current one, and had only taken sick leave a few weeks ago.

"It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Tony Gubba aged 69, following a short illness. Our thoughts are with his family", a statement on his official website read.

Dancing on Ice co-host Phillip Schofield took to Twitter to give his condolences to Mr Gubba's family. "It's with the saddest of hearts that I tweet the news that our dear friend Tony Gubba has passed away" he wrote."We were all aware how poorly he was but this is very sudden and is a dreadful to everyone who knew and loved him."

He added: "A genuinely delightful, kind, dedicated & talented man... All my love and condolences to his family. I'm so glad I had the privilege of working with him and getting to know him. All of us at Dancing on Ice will miss him terribly. RIP Tony x"