Sunderland came out to say goodbye to one of the North East’s best loved television icons – Denise Robertson.
It is thought that about 500 mourners gathered at Sunderland Minster to pay tribute to Denise Robertson.
The 83-year-old, who was born in East Boldon and lived most of her life in Sunderland and Seaham, was a familiar face to viewers of ITV’s This Morning.
She had been a part of the show since it began back in 1988.
Her co-stars on This Morning Holly Willougby, Phillip Schofield, Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes were all at the service yesterday afternoon in Sunderland.
Eamonn Holmes spoke to SR News’ Sophie Dishman.