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Denise Robertson: This Morning agony aunt dies aged 83

Denise Robertson, the agony aunt for ITV's This Morning, has died aged 83 after a "short but determined battle against cancer."

Robertson worked on the ITV programme since 1988.

She announced in February that she was taking a break from the show after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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Denise Robertson: 'I'd like to thank all the lovely viewers'

Denise Robertson has died aged 83 Credit: This Morning

In February Denise Robertson announced she had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was taking leave from This Morning, where she has worked as an agony aunt since 1988.

Presenter Ruth Langsford read a message from her thanking her "lovely viewers" for their concern:

I'm sorry I've not been around for a couple of weeks but a persistent health issue has turned into something quite a lot bigger. I've been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

It has come as a surprise to me and my family but we know that many others have suffered and dealt with this condition and I don't plan to give up without a fight.

My doctor is referring me for chemotherapy and hopefully that will start soon.

I'd like to thank all the lovely viewers of This Morning who have been concerned about my health recently and I hope I'll be back on the sofa soon.

– Denise Robertson

Last month she updated viewers on her condition, describing chemotherapy treatment as "tough."

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