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BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51 BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51
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Award-winning BBC television and radio presenter Dianne Oxberry has died from cancer aged 51, her family has confirmed.Award-winning BBC television and radio presenter Dianne Oxberry has died from cancer aged 51, her family has confirmed.
She died at the Christie hospital in Manchester on Thursday morning.She died at the Christie hospital in Manchester on Thursday morning.
Oxberry became well-known nationally on Radio 1, working alongside Simon Mayo and Steve Wright, during the 1980s.Oxberry became well-known nationally on Radio 1, working alongside Simon Mayo and Steve Wright, during the 1980s.
After studying meteorology, she joined BBC North West Tonight in 1994 as a weather presenter and fronted Inside Out North West's current affairs show.After studying meteorology, she joined BBC North West Tonight in 1994 as a weather presenter and fronted Inside Out North West's current affairs show.
BBC North West Tonight (NWT) presenters Roger Johnson and Annabel Tiffin said they were "heartbroken".BBC North West Tonight (NWT) presenters Roger Johnson and Annabel Tiffin said they were "heartbroken".
Former presenter Gordon Burns, who worked with Oxberry on NWT after leaving The Krypton Factor, posted a tribute on Twitter.Former presenter Gordon Burns, who worked with Oxberry on NWT after leaving The Krypton Factor, posted a tribute on Twitter.
After her time at Radio 1 in London, Sunderland-born Oxberry returned north to Greater Manchester in 1993 with her husband, cameraman Ian Hindle.After her time at Radio 1 in London, Sunderland-born Oxberry returned north to Greater Manchester in 1993 with her husband, cameraman Ian Hindle.
The couple, who have two young children, met in Manchester while she was co-presenting the Saturday morning children's television show, The 8:15 From Manchester.The couple, who have two young children, met in Manchester while she was co-presenting the Saturday morning children's television show, The 8:15 From Manchester.
Mr Hindle said: "Dianne was an amazing wife and mother who embraced life to the full.Mr 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 but also to the people who watched and welcomed her into their homes each night as if she were part of their family too."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.
"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."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.""The children and I will miss her more than anyone can imagine."
Oxberry recently took part in a 100-mile relay walk for Children in Need completing the challenge with her North West Tonight colleagues. Oxberry recently took part in a 100-mile relay walk for Children in Need completing the challenge with her NWT colleagues.
Roger Johnson said: "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.Roger Johnson said: "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.""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."
Tiffin added: "Di was so talented, so beautiful, so funny and so full of life. On screen she was a star, radiating warmth and good humour. Off screen, she was a wonderful colleague, a loyal friend and I will miss her terribly."Tiffin added: "Di was so talented, so beautiful, so funny and so full of life. On screen she was a star, radiating warmth and good humour. Off screen, she was a wonderful colleague, a loyal friend and I will miss her terribly."
Manchester poet Lemn Sissay tweeted a poem about Oxberry as tributes poured in on social media.Manchester poet Lemn Sissay tweeted a poem about Oxberry as tributes poured in on social media.
Professor Brian Cox, who is from Oldham, also paid tribute, saying: "Very sad to hear that Dianne Oxberry has died. Anyone who has lived in the North West over the last 20 years or so will know what a superb broadcaster she was."
BBC Radio 2 presenter Simon Mayo tweeted: "Devastated to hear this news. She was a wonderful, joyous part of our breakfast team at Radio 1. I loved working with her. My condolences to her family."BBC Radio 2 presenter Simon Mayo tweeted: "Devastated to hear this news. She was a wonderful, joyous part of our breakfast team at Radio 1. I loved working with her. My condolences to her family."
'She made the sun shine' Football pundit Mark Lawrenson also tweeted that he was "stunned".
BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson also tweeted his reaction: "Just woken to the terribly sad news of the passing of Dianne Oxberry... I'm stunned. "I've worked with Ian Hindle, her husband on many occasions and my thoughts are with him and the kids... RIP."
"She was the mainstay in presenting the weather on North West Tonight and will be sorely missed. I've worked with Ian Hindle, her husband on many occasions and my thoughts are with him and the kids...RIP."
Elbow singer Guy Garvey shared his memories of working with Dianne.Elbow singer Guy Garvey shared his memories of working with Dianne.
Broadcaster Clare Balding said Oxberry was "a courageous warrior on behalf of women fighting for equality," adding: "Her star will shine on". Broadcaster Clare Balding said Oxberry was "a courageous warrior on behalf of women fighting for equality", adding: "Her star will shine on".
In an emotional interview on BBC Radio Manchester, Roger Johnson quoted comedian Peter Kay, who invaded her live forecasts on a few occasions, once hugging her and telling her: "God love Dianne Oxberry - you made the sun shine for everybody!" In an emotional interview on BBC Radio Manchester, Johnson quoted comedian Peter Kay, who invaded her live forecasts on a few occasions, once hugging her and telling her: "God love Dianne Oxberry - you made the sun shine for everybody!"
Johnson said: "For me, those words are Dianne's epitaph: 'God Love Dianne Oxberry - she made the sun shine for everybody.'"Johnson said: "For me, those words are Dianne's epitaph: 'God Love Dianne Oxberry - she made the sun shine 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."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."
Andy Burnham, mayor of Greater Manchester, 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."
In a long career, Oxberry interviewed a young Take That for their first major network appearance on The 8:15 from Manchester.In a long career, Oxberry interviewed a young Take That for their first major network appearance on The 8:15 from Manchester.
She also worked with BBC Sport, covering the Great North Run and the Manchester 10k.She also worked with BBC Sport, covering the Great North Run and the Manchester 10k.
In 2002, she was asked to present BBC Radio Manchester's lunchtime show. She then co-hosted the station's breakfast show with Eamonn O'Neal between 2006 and 2008.In 2002, she was asked to present BBC Radio Manchester's lunchtime show. She then co-hosted the station's breakfast show with Eamonn O'Neal between 2006 and 2008.
She loved spending time with animals, in particular her beloved horses, and described herself on Twitter as a "full-time pet-collector".She loved spending time with animals, in particular her beloved horses, and described herself on Twitter as a "full-time pet-collector".
What are your memories of Dianne? How did she make an impact on your life? Share your stories by emailing haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk.What are your memories of Dianne? How did she make an impact on your life? Share your stories by emailing haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk.
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