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Ex-BBC Radio 1 star Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51 from cancer


Added 01-11-19 01:36:07pm EST - “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 weather presenter.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Ex-BBC Radio 1 star Dianne Oxberry dies after 'short illness' aged 51”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The husband of BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry paid an emotional tribute to her today after her death from cancer aged 51.  

Mother-of-two Ms Oxberry found fame as a sidekick for Steve Wright and Simon Mayo on Radio 1 and the news of her death caused colleagues to break down on air today.

She later retrained as a meteorologist and joined BBC North West in 1994 becoming a TV fixture for 24 years.

Her grieving husband Ian Hindle said her death would devastate not just her own family but all the others across the country who 'welcomed her into their homes each night'. 

The broadcaster was working until mid-December but died at the Christie Hospital in Manchester on Thursday morning following her 'short illness'.  

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