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Victoria Wood was a "true inspiration" who still had "so much left to give".
French and Saunders star Jennifer Saunders was paying tribute on Twitter to the comedian who died on Wednesday of cancer, saying she "couldn't believe Vic has gone".
Fellow comedians James Corden, Graham Linehan and Simon Blackwell also took to the internet to acknowledge the news of Wood's death.
Cant believe Vic has gone.She was truly an inspiration and had so much left to to give and we won't see it. She was so funny.#VictoriaWood
I'll always feel incredibly grateful that I got to see Victoria Wood on TV and in theaters.She was so brilliantly talented,what a sad day x
No better comic writer than Victoria Wood. Really in a league of her own. What horribly sad news.
Absolutely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders has hit out at "horrid" TV shows like The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) and Made in Chelsea.
Billed as a combination of soap and documentary, the shows feature real people going about their day-to-day lives but producers write some of the story lines in advance.
The 55-year-old comedian said programmes like Made in Chelsea and The Only Way is Essex were "despicable" and reflected the "conceit" of modern life.
The Ab Fab creator told the Radio Times: "I would rather shoot myself than watch either.
"I find them both horrid. The way those programmes make people behave is despicable."
She added: "The whole conceit that it's real life is, by any stretch of the imagination, ridiculous."
Jennifer Saunders, the star of BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, has called the broadcaster “a corporate, executive-run place for idiots”.
In an interview with Glamour Magazine, the writer and comedian said the BBC was no longer a fun place to work and had become "unrecognisable".
“It’s become top-heavy in such an ugly way,” she said.
"They went corporate instead of being what they should be, which is a national resource, a place which trains people and curates the best programmes, and encourages talent and does great news and journalism.”
“It’s just so weird that they could put people off coming into the building."