North West BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies age 51 | Knutsford Times

North West BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies age 51

By on January 11, 2019
BBC television and radio presenter Dianne Oxberry has died from cancer at the age of 51.

She died at the Christie hospital in Manchester on Thursday morning.

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”.

Dianne moved to Greater Manchester after a stint at Radio 1 in London, with her husband, cameraman Ian Hindle.

The couple have two young children, and met whist she was co-presenting Saturday morning show, The 8:15 from Manchester.Presentational white space

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 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.”

Oxberry recently took part in a 100-mile relay walk for Children in Need completing the challenge with her NWT colleagues.

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