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Argybargy339 posts since 7 Nov 2012
Granada North West Today
Very sad news indeed. I most recall Dianne from her Radio 1 days.

Random thought: didn’t she present TOTP once as well?

RIP Dianne.


She never presented TOTP, although her Radio 1 Breakfast Show weather/travel predecessor, Sybil Ruscoe, co-presented on a handful of the 1989 editions.

I remember Diane from Steve Wright's Radio 1 shows, then on Simon Mayo's breakfast show and she also presented on The 8:15 From Manchester, a Saturday morning kid's show in the early 90s. I hadn't realised that she'd been on North West Tonight for nearly 25 years!!

It really is shocking news. She always came across as a thoroughly pleasant lady. I'm sure they'll be paying a well-deserved tribute to her on North West Tonight this evening.

Condolences to her family and friends. She will be missed.
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RDJ2,656 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
Gordon Burns joined Roger on North West Today this lunchtime. Both their voices wobbling at times.

Gordon will be back again on North West Tonight this evening. Will definitely be a difficult programme for all.

I always thought when Breakfast went to Salford that Dianne would make a great addition to the team deputising for Carol whenever she was away. Alas this will never be the case now.
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rob7,516 posts since 7 Apr 2001
Meridian (South) South Today
Gordon Burns joined Roger on North West Today this lunchtime. Both their voices wobbling at times.

Gordon will be back again on North West Tonight this evening. Will definitely be a difficult programme for all.

I always thought when Breakfast went to Salford that Dianne would make a great addition to the team deputising for Carol whenever she was away. Alas this will never be the case now.


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VMPhil9,505 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
Gordon Burns joined Roger on North West Today this lunchtime. Both their voices wobbling at times.

Gordon will be back again on North West Tonight this evening. Will definitely be a difficult programme for all.

I always thought when Breakfast went to Salford that Dianne would make a great addition to the team deputising for Carol whenever she was away. Alas this will never be the case now.

I saw a bit of North West Today earlier. I can’t imagine what it must be like going on in those circumstances, talking about a colleague. Completely understandable for them to be emotional on air.
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