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Tributes paid to BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry after death at 51

Dianne presented BBC North West Tonight's weather for 24 years. Credit: BBC

Tributes have been paid to BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry who has died at 51 after a short illness.

Oxberry rose to fame for her work on Radio 1 in the 1990s, where she starred alongside Simon Mayo and Steve Wright.

She became BBC North West's weather presenter in 1994 and also fronted the Inside Out North West current affairs programme.

Her husband Ian said he and their children would miss her more than anyone can imagine.

Dianne began presenting the weather on NWT in 1994 Credit: bbc

Fellow BBC North West Tonight presenters Roger Johnson and Annabel Tiffin paid tribute to their colleague.

We are heartbroken by Dianne's death. It is almost impossible to comprehend. Dianne WAS North West Tonight. Its hard to imagine the programme without her.

– Roger Johnson, North West Tonight Presenter.

This is an enormous shock for all of us. I can scarcely believe Diane has died. She was loved by our viewers, by all of us at the programme. My heart breaks for her family.

– Annabel Tiffin, North West Tonight Presenter.
Dianne Oxberry with Steve Wright and Paul McCartney in 1990. Credit: PA