Two Fat Ladies star Clarissa Dickson Wright dies

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 March 2014
Clarissa Dickson Wright

Clarissa Dickson Wright

'Two Fat Ladies' star Clarissa Dickson Wright has died at the age of 66. The TV chef passed away on Saturday (15.03.14) at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

'Two Fat Ladies' star Clarissa Dickson Wright has died aged 66.

The TV chef - who fronted the BBC Two cookery programme with the late Jennifer Paterson between 1996 and 1998 - passed away at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in Scotland on Saturday (15.03.14).

Her agent Heather Holden-Brown said: "Loved dearly by her friends and many fans all over the world, Clarissa was utterly non-PC and fought for what she believed in, always, with no thought to her own personal cost.

"Her fun and laughter, extraordinary learning and intelligence, will be missed always, by so many of us.

"In recent years, she often said, 'I've had a fantastic life and I've done everything I could have wanted to do and more.'

"During her time in hospital, she was endlessly touched and impressed by the care of the doctors, nurses and support staff, aware of the pressure under which they worked and the fact that sometimes their work was not as valued as it should have been."

Clarissa and Jennifer starred in four series of 'Two Fat Ladies', which saw them travel around Britain in a motorcycle and sidecar in order to find the best local food, until Jennifer's death from cancer in August 1999.

Clarissa opted against continuing the programme following Jennifer's death but she continued to work for the BBC on programmes such as 'Clarissa and the Countryman' and 'Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner'.

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