Tributes have been paid to BBC Weather presenter Dianne Oxberry following the death of the 51-year-old, just weeks after she was last on-air. The mother-of-two, who had been suffering from cancer, died at Manchester’s Christie Hospital on Thursday.
The BBC said Oxberry died after a “short illness” and said the “very sad news has come as a huge shock to everyone at the BBC in the North West”.
Broadcasters Dan Walker, Simon Mayo and Jane Garvey were among those who paid tribute to the “amazing” Oxberry.
The mother of two young children, she worked alongside Simon Mayo and Steve Wright on Radio 1 before moving to North West Tonight in 1994.
A clip of BBC North West’s “favourite moments” of the weather presenter shows Oxberry getting a hug from comic Peter Kay after he interrupts her broadcast and tells her: “You’ve made it sunshine, for everybody.”