When it was known early this morning that BBC weather presenter and inside out presenter Dianne Oxberry had died we were in shock.
We have heard and read many tributes to Dianne from all walks of life, so it was tonight’s BBC North West Tonight programme that everyone waited for, and it was incredibly upsetting for many viewers.
The show fronted by Roger Johnson and Annabel Tiffin gave Dianne a brilliant tribute where other presenters past and present joined in to remember Dianne.
Annabel right through the show was fighting back the tears, and it was when the last part of the show came around when Annabel started crying, she held on to Roger for comfort before regaining control.
It was an incredibly touching moment and one we had to capture, to show Dianne if she was watching how much her colleagues thought of her, and how much everyone else that knew her, or just watched her on the television how special she was.
A big part of Trafford died today, in Sale it was somber, and reflective, on just about everyone’s lips was how shocked they are about Dianne passing away, and all the condolences to her family.
Personally as your editor I did not know Dianne, however I was one of the many who visits Sale to have bumped into her, once in Walton Park, and several times at the ‘troubled’ Co operative food store at Brooklands, I also saw her just a week ago when she passed me in her car on Coppice Avenue probably going to Tesco Manor Avenue.
BBC NWT will no doubt hire someone else to fill her special boots, just about everyone will never forget Dianne as one of the best weather presenters in the business and one that was so down to earth.
Rest in peace Dianne from all at N4T (News4Trafford)