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EntertainmentTV and radio presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51

12:42  11 january  2019
12:42  11 january  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Dianne Oxberry , who has presented the weather on BBC North West Tonight for 24 years, died on She had originally moved back to her native north to present Saturday morning children’s TV show She also presented programmes on BBC Radio Manchester including the Breakfast Show and had

Dianne Oxberry , BBC TV and radio presenter , has died at the age of 51 following a short illness. The star’s husband, Ian Hindle, has released a In the statement, Hindle said: ‘ Dianne was an amazing wife and mother who embraced life to the full. She was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her

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Award-winning television and radio presenter Dianne Oxberry has died from cancer aged 51, her family has confirmed.

Mrs Oxberry became a national name on BBC Radio 1 and went on to become the north west's weather presenter in 1994, as well as fronting the Inside Out north-west current affairs programme.

The mother-of-two died at the Christie hospital in Manchester on Thursday morning.

Her husband Ian Hindle paid tribute to his wife: "Dianne was an amazing wife and mother who embraced life to the full.

"She was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her but also to the people who watched and welcomed her into their homes each night as if she were part of their family too.

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BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry has died suddenly at the age of 51 after recently being diagnosed with cancer, it was revealed today. The married mother-of-two, who found fame working with Steve Wright and Simon Mayo on Radio 1, retrained as a meteorologist and became BBC North West's

Diane Clare Oxberry (born 28 November 1967, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear) is an English broadcaster and weather presenter for the BBC regional news programme North West Tonight.

"She will leave a massive void in our lives but because of the remarkable person she was she will forever live on in our hearts.

"The children and I will miss her more than anyone can imagine."

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Learn about Dianne Oxberry : her birthday, what she did before fame, her family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. She was previously a weather presenter for BBC North West and the host of the children's show The 8:15 from Manchester.

Diane Clare " Dianne " Oxberry (born 28 November 1967, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear) is an English broadcaster and weather presenter for the BBC regional news programme North West Tonight. Oxberry originally joined the BBC as a personal assistant at Radio 2, having previously auditioned for

Sunderland-born Oxberry and her cameraman husband moved to Greater Manchester in 1993 after her run on BBC Radio 1 in London.

Mrs Oxberry, along with colleagues Annabel Tiffin and Roger Johnson, took part in a 100-mile relay walk for Children In Need.

Mrs Tiffin said: "This is an enormous shock for all of us. I can scarcely believe Dianne has died. She was loved by our viewers, by all of us at North West Tonight. My heart breaks for her family."

Mr Johnson added: "We are heartbroken by Dianne's death. It is almost impossible to comprehend. Dianne was North West Tonight. It's hard to imagine the programme without her.

"Our thoughts are with Ian and all of Dianne's family. We hope they will find some comfort in the knowledge so many people loved Dianne and will miss her terribly."

In an emotional radio interview, Mr Johnson recalled when comedian Peter Kay invaded one of Mrs Oxberry's weather forecasts by hugging her and telling her: "God love Dianne Oxberry - you made the sunshine for everybody!"

Aziz Rashid, head of BBC North West, said: "We are all devastated by this dreadful news. The coming days will be difficult but we will do our best to pay tribute to someone who meant so much to us all and made such an enormous contribution to broadcasting in the North West."

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham tweeted: "What a terrible shock and what a loss to the North West. My sincere condolences to all the team and, of course, to Dianne's family."

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