Eat Dine with Me revealed the tragic passing of contestant Nicholas Blything at the end of yesterday’s (November 4) episode.
Aged just 36, Blything actually died on June 15 this year, with a funeral notice going up online confirming its attendance details in the summer.
Donations in Nicholas’s honor are being sent to both The Samaritans and The Cheshire Horse Sanctuary.
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Since the culinary reality show’s announcement, legions of fans have poured onto the funeral site with well wishes for his family and tributes to a “beautiful human.”
“I am so sorry to read the sad news of your passing. You threw yourself in 100% to Eat Dine with Me and I can only imagine you lived your life that way. We didn’t know you but you appeared to be a most beautiful interesting human on the show. Our love to your family and friends,” one read.
Another wrote: “Just watched CDWM, shocked and saddened to see the obituary at the end of the programme, you brought so much joy in that half an hour it made the news all the more shocking. Sleep peacefully.”
“Rest in peace Nicholas… just watched you on cdwm with my 16 year old son, so sad to read the end message… we thought you were brilliant and hoped you would win. Sending thoughts and prayers to your family and friends,” added another Eat Dine with Me fan.
Plenty of messages were shared on Twitter too, as one person mentioned “what a lovely chap” Nicholas came across as on screen.
“Such a great character and did a great menu. Terrible when you hear news like that. RIP Nick,” said one fan, while another added: “Rest in Peace now Nick […] Very kind and intelligent young man, and very entertaining to watch. Bless you xx.”
May I rest in peace.