Funeral held for BBC presenter

Image caption Dianne Oxberry was BBC North West Tonight’s weather condition speaker for more than 20 years

Family and pals have actually collected for the funeral service of the “amazing” and “really charming” BBC speaker Dianne Oxberry.

The previous Radio 1 host passed away from ovarian cancer aged 51 at the Christie Hospital in Manchester in January.

A personal service was held previously in Sale, Greater Manchester.

The speaker’s death triggered a profusion of homages , while a fund established by Oxberry’s other half Ian Hindle raised more than £ 30,000 in a week .

Oxberry increased to popularity when she provided the weather condition and travel on BBC Radio 1 in the early 1990s, dealing with broadcasters Simon Mayo and Steve Wright.

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Media caption Funeral held for BBC speaker Dianne Oxberry

She fulfilled her hubby, who works as a video camera operator, while co-hosting Saturday early morning kids’s program The 8.15 from Manchester.

She then provided the weather condition for BBC North West Tonight from 1995 till December.

BBC North West Tonight speakers Annabel Tiffin and Roger Johnson participated in the funeral service.

Tiffin stated: “It’s surreal that we’re here, actually. It’s simply too unfortunate to take into words. We’re going to be considering her and thinking about Ian and the kids.

“So numerous individuals liked Dianne – on and off the screen. We wish to remember her because of that and all the pleasure she gave a horrible great deal of individuals.”

Johnson stated: “She was a really beautiful individual. She was as charming in reality as she appeared on TELEVISION.

“It’s constantly unfortunate when anybody passes away however it’s truly unfortunate when somebody passes away young and somebody who is such an unique individual. It’s awfully, extremely unfortunate.”

BBC Radio Manchester speaker Eammon O’Neal, who co-hosted the station’s breakfast program with Oxberry in between 2006 and 2008, stated the shock of her death was “incredible”.

“Now today it sort of brings it house that we’ll never ever in reality see her face or hear her voice although her memory will survive on,” he stated.

He included: “One of the terrific things I’ll take forward is simply how extremely common Dianne was – and I believe the audiences and the listeners, who never ever even fulfilled her, are feeling maybe as unfortunate as we are.

“One of the words I constantly utilized about Dianne was genuine. She was a genuine individual.

“She had an excellent task and was excellent at it however she never ever fell under the showbiz trap. She stayed real and genuine.”

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