Boxing legend Jim Watt pays tribute to daughter Michelle

TV presenter Michelle Watt was found dead at home in Airth
TV presenter Michelle Watt was found dead at home in Airth

The father of a TV presenter found dead at her family home in Airth has described his daughter as “the most wonderful girl in the world”.

Michelle Watt (38) took her own life after suffering crippling pain caused by a spinal procedure.

Dad Jim, a former boxing world champion, said his daughter was hit by depression and was unable to eat or sleep after she underwent a lumbar puncture to test for problems affecting her brain.

“She was in constant pain and wasn’t sleeping. It knocked the stuffing out of her,” he said.

The mother-of-one passed away last Wednesday at the home in Douglas Avenue she shared with car sales manager husband Paul Kerr (43).

Her funeral will take place on July 6 in Kirkintilloch.

Michelle was well-known for presenting a number of primetime TV shows, including STV’s The Hour, 60 Minute Makeover and Club Cupid.