TRAGEDY: 60 Minutes Makeover TV Presenter Michelle Watt Found Dead At Her Home

imageDaytime television host Michelle Watt has been found dead at her home, aged just 38.
The former 60 Minute Makeover host – and daughter of boxing champion Jim Watt – died on Wednesday.
Police have confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.
It is believed she took her own life.
Her body was discovered in the £350,000 detached house she shared with husband Paul Kerr, 43, and daughter Jaymi, five, in a leafy estate in Stirlingshire, Scotland.
Michelle’s death is the second family tragedy to devastate former lightweight champion Jim and wife Margaret Kerr.
In October 1995, son Jim junior lost his life in a horrific road crash when he was only 17-years-old.
imageHe was the youngest of the pair’s three children, with Michelle – who has an older brother, Andrew – naming her own daughter after him.
Last night, Jim and Margaret were too distraught to speak publicly.
Michelle had carved a successful media career after presenting a number of TV programmes, including 60 Minute Makeover, dating show Club Cupid, and The Hour on STV in Scotland.
She was also a regular newspaper columnist, with her bubbly nature and sense of humour said to be purely contagious to those around her.

Tributes were last night paid by popular Michelle’s showbiz friends.
Telly favourite Lorraine Kelly – who Michelle had previously described as her ‘inspiration’ – posted on Twitter: ‘Absolutely shocked to hear of death of Michelle Watt.
‘Lovely woman and a fantastic mum. Thoughts with her family and everyone who loved her.’
Glasgow comedian Des Clarke, who shared hosting duties with the mother-of-one on Club Cupid, said: ‘It’s so sad. My memories of Michelle are just all so happy.
‘She was just really fun to be around and such a lovely, genuine person and so hard-working.

‘I never remember her having a bad day. She was a beautiful-looking girl and so full of joy.
‘It didn’t matter what time of day I’d see her, first thing in the morning or last thing at night, she was so glam – and I’d turn up in T-shirts and scruffy jeans and old trainers.’
Media personality Clarke – who remains good friends with Michelle’s husband Paul added: ‘I’m devastated. I’m actually still shaking. My heart goes out to the family and her friends.

‘It’s a really sad day and not having her smile around is a loss.
Make-up expert Craig Alexander Wilson said: ‘To hear this is devastating.
‘Michelle was easy to work with and a real professional who had a zest for life.
‘She loved her industry, was very committed to her family and husband, and I know she was the apple of her father’s eye.’

It was in 2008 that Michelle finally got her big break after a decade of smaller television appearances, landing her dream job co-hosting ITV1 show 60 Minute Makeover with Terri Dwyer.
Speaking at the time, she admitted that the role brought together her two passions – TV and interior design, having become qualified following a successful stint studying at the National Design Academy.

It is believed that in recent years, while caring for her young daughter, Michelle helped out with her parents’ bridal-car business, often chauffeuring. She also accepted offers to host corporate events around Scotland, and was a guest host on STV magazine series The Hour between 2009 and 2010.

Michelle’s father Jim Watt became world lightweight boxing champion in April 1979 after beating Colombian Alfredo Pitalua.

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