Huw Jones on Come Dine with Me

Come Dine with Me contestant Huw Jones has died aged 51

Emmy Griffiths

A former Come Dine with Me contestant has sadly passed away aged just 51. Huw Jones was the head teacher of Albert Primary School in Pernarth, Wales, and appeared on the popular reality show in 2011 for a special Shrove Tuesday edition. A spokesperson for South Wales Police said: "We are investigating the sudden death of a 51-year-old man, whose body was discovered in Fort Road, Lavernock, on Wednesday, February 1. The man’s next of kin has been informed and a file of evidence is being prepared for HM Coroner."

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The headteacher appeared on Come Dine with Me

The local council then informed parents at the school about the sad news, writing: "It is with deep sadness that I have to inform you that on February 1 South Wales Police found a body they believe to be that of Huw Jones, Albert Road Primary’s head teacher. The school will remain open today and staff will be on site. Our intention is to tell pupils once we have formal confirmation of this sad news.

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They continued: "However, if you wish to take your child out of school today you will be able to do so at any time. A counselling service will be made available to all pupils and staff within the school." One of the parents spoke to Pernarth Times about the sad news. "This is a terrible tragedy," they said. "He was such a good sport and even went on Come Dine with Me. He was one of those heads you could easily talk to. Mr Jones has been at this school for about 12 years and is very popular. He has been under a lot of pressure like a lot of heads these days. We feel so sorry for his family."