A BBC The One Show producer may have died accidentally after becoming “entangled” in a shower hose after an evening of partying with friends, an inquest has heard.

Charlie Mott, 25, was described by The One Show host Alex Jones as “hugely talented and such good company” in an emotional tribute after he died on August 23.

The assistant producer and his friend Callum Blitz, who both lived together in London, had taken a trip to Chalfont St Giles to visit friend Heather Brazier with other pals on August 22.

They all spent the day walking in the countryside and visiting the pub before heading back to Heather’s home in Doggetts Wood Lane for an evening of drinking games and socialising.

But in the early hours of August 23, as everyone was heading to bed, Charlie went missing – and his horrified friends then found his body in the shower in an en suite.

In a statement read out at an inquest into Charlie’s death on Tuesday, friend Jessica Arch, who found him, said he had been “on good form” that evening, adding: “We were all playing games and laughing a lot.”

When talking to another friend about sorting out sleeping arrangements at Heather’s house that night, they realised Charlie was missing and went to search for him.

She found him fully clothed in the shower.

Jessica and friends managed to get him on the floor and start CPR as 999 was called.

Despite their efforts, and those of the paramedics who arrived shortly after they were called at 4.04am on August 23, Charlie was tragically pronounced dead.

In a statement, friend and housemate Callum said although Charlie had been on anti-depressants, he “seemed very happy” during the day and they all spent the evening listening to music in the garden and drinking alcohol.

He added that Charlie went from “happy to sad, back to happy again” during the night, but that was not unusual behaviour for him when he had been drinking.

Records from Charlie’s GP confirmed he had been prescribed antidepressant Sertraline and in a consultation on July 20, had said he was finding them useful and wanted to continue taking them.

A toxicology report after Charlie had died found that he had a blood alcohol level of 169mg per 100ml of blood – a “significant quantity” which may give rise to drunkenness in a person of average tolerance.

His death was as a result of hanging, a post-mortem found.

Senior coroner for Buckinghamshire Crispin Butler said it was not clear if Charlie had intended to end his own life that evening or if his death was a tragic accident as a result of a slip while intoxicated.

He said: “There were mood swings that evening but people who knew Charlie said that was Charlie.

“It seems just as likely that he could have stumbled into the shower cubicle in an intoxicated state and not been able to free himself.

“It is tragic, irrespective, but all the more tragic because we don’t understand the full mechanics of what occurred.

“There are a number of uncertainties and the biggest one is how Charlie came to be entangled in the shower hose.

“He had a lot going for him and had lots of friends and a good future ahead of him.”

Mr Butler recorded an open conclusion because there was not enough evidence to determine if Charlie’s death was accidental or the result of suicide.

Charlie’s tragic death prompted an outpouring of tributes from his BBC colleagues, including Alex Jones, who remembered him at the end of The One Show on August 24.

She said: “Before we go, we just wanted to pay tribute to one of our colleagues Charlie Mott, who sadly died at the weekend.

“Everybody in the team is absolutely devastated. He was hugely talented and such great company, we will miss him so much.

“Our thoughts are with his family and we are sending lots of love from all of us here.”

Kevin Duala, presenter and reporter on The One Show also shared a tribute on Twitter, saying: “I can’t believe it. A lovely man, great professional always smiling on location and with the world at his feet.”

Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympian Iwan Thomas MBE also said: “Totally devastated, one of the nicest people I have met in this industry, always brought a smile to my face when I saw his name on the call sheet knowing I’d spend time with him. Talented, kind and funny, taken far too young. Will miss you Charlie boy.”