Strictly Come Dancing hosts Tess Daley and Claudia Winkleman have paid tribute to a professional dancer from Ipswich following his death. 

Robin Windsor competed in four series of the hit show with partners Patsy Kensit, Anita Dobson, Lisa Riley and Deborah Meaden. 

The news of his death broke this morning with tributes pouring in throughout Tuesday for the professional dancer.

Now Daley and Winkleman have honoured the 44-year-old. 

In an emotional post on social media, Daley said: "Such terrible news today. Gone too young.

"Your infectious personality, energy and talent will be deeply missed by all who knew you. My heart goes out to your loved ones at this time."

Winkleman said the news was "heartbreaking". 

The Latin and ballroom dancer first began dancing at the age of three when his parents enrolled him in classes in Ipswich.

He went on to represent England in numerous championships, both on the domestic and international levels.

He joined the cast of Burn The Floor in 2001 and toured the world for 10 years, with a nine-month run on Broadway.

Windsor also appeared in Dancing With The Stars Australia and So You Think You Can Dance in the Netherlands and assisted in the choreography for the Australian version of So You Think You Can Dance, as well as acting as a motivational speaker.

A BBC spokesman said: "The whole Strictly Come Dancing family are deeply saddened to hear the news about our dear friend Robin Windsor.

"He was not only an exceptionally talented dancer and choreographer but also a caring, considerate and kind person both on and off the dancefloor. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this extremely difficult time."