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In a joint statement, they said: "Tony was a dear friend, a wonderful man and much loved by all.
"It's been an absolute pleasure to work with him over the last eight years, he was always so professional and brought a real sense of fun to Dancing On Ice.
"We will miss him greatly and our hearts go out to his family at this sad time."
BBC sport commentator John Motson has paid an emotional tribute to Tony Gubba, the commentator, who died today aged 69, following a short illness.
Philip Bernie, the BBC's head of TV Sport, added that Gubba was "an outstanding sports journalist and a formidable broadcaster".
Math of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has described Tony Gubba as "one of the great voices of football" following the commentator's death.
Tony Gubba's colleagues in the media have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the commentator, who has died aged 69.
Sports commentator Tony Gubba has died aged 69 after a short illness.
Here he is interviewing Everton manager Joe Royle and Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson after the 1995 FA Cup final for the BBC:
Dancing on Ice presenter Phillip Schofield has tweeted his tribute to Tony Gubba, who commentated on the show:
Sports presenter Tony Gubba, who has died aged 69, was a veteran of major sports events and fronted several high-profile TV shows.
He commentated on every Olympic Games, winter and summer, from 1972 to 2012 and every football World Cup from 1974 to 2006.
His experience was tested to the core when he covered a match involving Romania at the 1998 World Cup - it became a challenge to identify the players after the entire team dyed their hair blond before the group game against Tunisia.
He spent much of his career with the BBC – where he fronted Match of the Day, Sportsnight and Grandstand - and worked as a commentator on ITV’s Dancing On Ice since it launched in 2006.
Tony Gubba presented a variety of BBC sports shows and covered every Olympic Games, both summer and winter, from 1972 to 2012 and every World Cup from 1974 to 2006.
Lately he was known for his commentating on Dancing on Ice
Sports presenter Tony Gubba, who worked as a commentator on ITV series Dancing On Ice, has died aged 69, following a short illness.