BBC DJ Ed "Stewpot" Stewart has died

The 74-year-old had served as one of the first ever DJs on Radio One

Former British TV and radio presenter Ed "Stewpot" Stewart has died aged 74.

A family friend says he passed away in hospital in Bournemouth a few days after having a stroke.

Stewart was best known for hosting children's show Crackerjack from 1973 to 1979, as well as being a regular presenter on Top Of The Pops.

He was also one of the first presenters on BBC Radio 1 when it was launched.