The Apprentice star Tom Allen in 'total shock' as his dad dies suddenly at home

COMEDIAN Tom Allen said he was in"total shock" after his dad died on Tuesday night.

The Apprentice: You're Fired host took to Instagram to reveal his tragic news after his father passed away of a heart attack.

Tom, 38, said his dad, who was 80 years old, was an inspiration to him in a moving tribute on social media.

He wrote: "I’m so sad to report that my wonderful dad has died. It was a
total shock.

"He was with mum and he had a heart attack last night. He grew up in one room in Penge and worked hard every day of his life.

"He said things like ‘You can never run out of love’ and ‘Always go into
everything with a good heart’.

"He was also inclined to write ‘shove it’ in a birthday card."

The 38-year-old TV star said he wanted to share his father's passing with his followers because it was part of his "grieving process".

He added: "It feels like part of the grieving process that I wanted to
tell you: He was a wonderful kind man and we love him very much.

"Here he is on his 80th earlier this year with me and my brother."

Tom was inundated with messages of condolence from several of his famous
friends, and fans.

Reality TV star Gemma Collins penned: "I'm so sorry".

Ex-footballer Jamie Redknapp commented: "So sorry to hear this Tom"

And King Gary star Tom Davis wrote: "So sorry to hear this Tom. Much love
to you and your family at this sad time. X x"

Former Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley sent "love and
strength" to Tom and his family.

She posted: "Sweetheart I’m so very sorry. Sending love & strength to
you all"

TV presenter Gaby Roslin wrote: "Oh Tom I am so very sorry. Sending you
so much love and my deepest sympathies to you and your family"

Fellow comedian Alan Carr posted: "Oh Tom, so sorry for you. Love to you
and your family"

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