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This Morning bids tearful farewell to 'queen of agony aunts'

Tributes have been pouring in from around the world for Denise Robertson, who died today, aged 83, following a battle with cancer.

Denise's ITV family on This Morning - where she had appeared since 1988 - said an emotional farewell to the "queen of the agony aunts".

ITV News reporter Sally Lockwood reports:

Richard Madeley: Denise was a mother figure

Former This Morning host Richard Madeley has paid tribute to the show's agony aunt Denise Robertson, who has died after a short battle with cancer at the age of 83.

He told ITV News of the huge impact "mother figure" Robertson had on the show, revealing "everybody wanted Denise to like them."

Madeley, who worked with Robertson from 1988 to 2001, said "even top presenters like Phillip Schofield ... the key thing was to get Denise Robertson's approval."

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