Tributes have been paid to BBC North West presenter Dianne Oxberry today after she passed away at 51-years-old due to illness.
Dianne took the nation’s attention when she worked on Radio 1 alongside stars Simon Mayo and Steve Wright in the 1990s.
She worked across the country before finding her way home in Manchester working for BBC’s North West initally as a weather presenter.
Dianne’s husband Ian 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.’
Fans were quick to take to Twitter and express their gratitude for Dianne’s work as well as the sorrow they felt about her passing.
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to contact us today to share their memories of Dianne and pay tribute to her. Here's some of our favourite moments ❤ pic.twitter.com/kY5oJreQxE
— BBC North West (@BBCNWT) January 11, 2019
Every home in the great North West have lost a regular visitor to their homes after the sad news was released, My families thoughts and prayers go out to Dianne’s family at this very sad time, R.I.P. Dianne 😢
— Stuart Dagger (@pne247) January 11, 2019
Peter Kay had it right with that last sentence….she did make it sunshine for everybody ❤❤ RIP Dianne 😔
— Paul Smith (@Stand_and_stare) January 11, 2019