One of the many charities Denise was patron of was The Sunderland Carers Centre, and she was particularly interested in the plight of young carers.
With over 175,000 young carers in England and Wales we went to meet one family with not one, but two young boys caring for their mother - and we've got a surprise up our sleeve for them too!
Denise made two friends forever when she was introduced to Fred and Emmanuel in Uganda. Let's take a look back at how they first met, and hear some beautiful words from the brothers now.
In 2010, Jo Maidment appeared on This Morning to discuss how the NHS had refused to fund her fertility treatment. Incredibly, an anonymous viewer was moved enough to pay for a round of IVF for Jo, but tragically the treatment ended in a miscarriage. In Jo's darkest hour, Denise rang her and they cried together over her devastating loss.
Miraculously, one of the frozen embryos from the IVF eventually led to a successful pregnancy, and Baby Betsey was born! At six weeks old, Betsey was introduced to the TM family on the sofa and through her tears Denise called her a This Morning miracle baby.
Over the years, Denise kept in touch with Jo, who joins us today to share her memories of a very special lady.
During her 28-year career on This Morning, Denise touched the hearts of many, never afraid to tackle ANY subject, large or small - or offer support to help those in need.
It's easy to see why she quickly became the nation's favourite agony aunt...
Today, friends and colleagues of our beloved Denise Robertson MBE paid tribute in a specially dedicated programme after our agony aunt lost her short battle with cancer, aged 83, yesterday.
Eamonn, Ruth, Holly and Phillip joined Richard Madeley, Judy Finnigan, Fern Britton and the rest of the TM family to remember one of the longest-serving members of the TM family and one of Britain’s most loved agony aunts.
Such sad news - our friend and colleague Denise Robertson has lost her short but determined battle against cancer.
Denise's family shared the following statement with us.
"It is with the deepest possible sorrow that we announce the passing of a very great lady.
Our dearest Denise Robertson lost her short battle with cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.
We send our gratitude to the many thousands of people who have sent messages of love, support and prayers during these difficult weeks, these sustained and delighted her immeasurably. The care Denise received from Professor Cunningham, Dr Tait and all the staff at the hospital was above and beyond anything we could have hoped for.
The world has lost an extraordinary woman. We know that her ITV family, the This Morning viewers and the numbers of people she has helped and causes she has championed during her 83 years, will be grieving with us at this intensely painful time."
Friday's show is a tribute to our Denise.
Earlier we were treated to some hypnotic chaos when Keith Barry from You’re Back in The Room worked his magic on brave volunteers Isabelle and Ben.
But when the cameras stopped rolling and Isabelle and Ben came round, Rylan found himself in an awkward predicament as Ben began to acclimatise to his surroundings...