Susanna Reid pays tribute to ‘remarkable’ Dame Deborah James
Following the death of Dame Deborah James to cancer yesterday (28 June), broadcasters Lorraine Kelly and Susanne Reid have shared emotional on-air tributes to her.
James was diagnosed with colon cancer in November 2016 at the age of 35 and became a tireless campaigner, raising over £6 million for cancer research and increasing the awareness of bowel cancer symptoms.
On breakfast television this morning, broadcasters shared their tributes to James, with some tears shed over the passing of the mother of two at the age of 40.
During Kelly's ITV morning show Lorraine, the broadcaster wore one of James’ “Rebellious Hope” charity t-shirts and remembered her “incredible friend”.
After a video montage paying tribute to James’ incredible legacy, Kelly became visibly emotional and her voice choked up as she introduced some of James’ friends on the show to discuss the news.
\u201c\u201cFind a life worth enjoying; take risks; love deeply; have no regrets; and always, always have rebellious hope. And finally, check your poo \u2013 it could just save your life.\u201d\n\nWe couldn't have said it better ourselves @bowelbabe \u2764\ufe0f\u201d