This Morning’s resident agony aunt Denise Robertson has died aged 83, the show has announced.
Robertson had been with the programme for 28 years, since it launched in 1988. She announced in February that she had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, saying in a post on This Morning’s Facebook page “I don’t plan to give up without a fight”.
This Morning tweeted the sad news on Friday, adding that it would be paying tribute to Robertson on today’s edition of the show.
Such sad news- our friend and colleague Denise Robertson has lost her short but determined battle against cancer. Full tribute at 10.30.
— This Morning (@thismorning) April 1, 2016
This Morning hosts tweeted their sadness at the news, with Phillip Schofield saying he was “heartbroken” and Rochelle Humes calling Robertson “a truly amazing, strong, kind and thoughtful lady who will be terribly missed”.
— Phillip Schofield (@Schofe) April 1, 2016
Rylan Clark-Neal, who will co-host today’s show, said “She’ll always be the only woman for me”.
Devastated. The nicest and kindest woman in tele. Will miss her so much. She'll always be the only woman for me ???? pic.twitter.com/z5rGfgCPAe
— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) April 1, 2016