BBC Breakfast’s Sally and Nina hold back tears as they discuss the death of the ‘brilliant’ co-star

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BBC Breakfast’s Sally Nugent and Nina Warhurst held back tears as they addressed the death of their “brilliant” co-star.

Bill Turnbull was diagnosed with prostate cancer in November 2017 but sadly passed away in September 2022 at the age of 66.

The presenters discussed what an incredible man Bill was and an emotional Sally said: “What a man. What a great man, today would have been his birthday.”

'What a man': BBC Breakfast's Sally Nugent and Nina Warhurst fought back tears as they addressed the death of their'brilliant' co-star

‘What a man’: BBC Breakfast’s Sally Nugent and Nina Warhurst fought back tears as they addressed the death of their ‘brilliant’ co-star

Nina asked if she had fond memories of Bill and Sally replied, “Yes, he’s just great to work with. awesome to know

“Very, very kind, very, very wise, and as we saw in that piece there, very private, so it was a really big deal for him to talk about his health, that’s how important it was to him.”

Nina, standing in for Jon Kay, quipped: “And a brilliant dad,” and Sally added: “We really miss him.”

Sad: Bill Turnbull was diagnosed with prostate cancer in November 2017 but sadly passed away in September 2022 at the age of 66

Sad: Bill Turnbull was diagnosed with prostate cancer in November 2017 but sadly passed away in September 2022 at the age of 66

The presenters discussed what an incredible man Bill was and an emotional Sally said:

The presenters discussed what an incredible man Bill was and an emotional Sally said: “What a man. What a great man, today would have been his birthday.”

Bill’s daughter Flora appeared on BBC Breakfast on Wednesday morning and during a video segment discussed how she was training to run the London marathon in his honor.

She said: “Losing dad was obviously such a big deal for us and our family. I think first of all I wanted to have a purpose this year and remember dad as single-mindedly as possible.

“It felt like I could pay tribute to him in a personal way for running the marathon a number of times and also to highlight this cause for Prostate Cancer UK.”

Bill, who appeared on the program from 2001 to 2016, revealed the diagnosis in March 2018 and detailed his treatment in a Channel 4 documentary entitled Staying Alive.

Tribute: Bill, who appeared on the program from 2001 to 2016, revealed the diagnosis in March 2018 and detailed his treatment in a Channel 4 documentary called Staying Alive

Tribute: Bill, who appeared on the program from 2001 to 2016, revealed the diagnosis in March 2018 and detailed his treatment in a Channel 4 documentary called Staying Alive

Family: Bill's daughter Flora appeared on BBC Breakfast on Wednesday morning and during a video segment discussed how she was training to run the London marathon in his honour

Family: Bill’s daughter Flora appeared on BBC Breakfast on Wednesday morning and during a video segment discussed how she was training to run the London marathon in his honour

Bill said after being diagnosed with prostate cancer five years ago that he “couldn’t have any complaints” if he died the next day, his former co-host Susanna Reid previously recalled.

The former BBC breakfast presenter revealed in a Radio Times interview in March 2018 that he discovered he had the disease last November while filming for The Great British Bake Off special Stand Up to Cancer.

Susanna recalled what Bill had said at the time, that his words “really struck me as I read them” and that she was “so grateful to have known him.”

Bill had said, “The contract I thought I had with life was pretty much curtailed. You have to be positive, right? I know I won’t be cured and I’m realistic about the long-term prospects, but they’re not bad.

Speaking on the show, Sally said:

Speaking on the show, Sally said: “He’s just brilliant to work with. Awesome to know.’ (Sally, Bill and Louise Minchin pictured in 2015)

“Most importantly, I genuinely think I’ve had a wonderful life, with amazing experiences as a reporter and presenter. And if it all ended tomorrow, I couldn’t complain. I had a really wonderful time.’

Susanna, who first worked with Bill as a producer more than 25 years ago when he was a correspondent for BBC News in Washington, also told GMB: “I was absolutely blown away by the loss of Bill yesterday.”

She continued, “He was such a fun person to be with … and I don’t want to sound gloomy when I talk about him because he had such a sense of humor. I remember when he was on that program we called him a “cooking pot” because he definitely had a knack for double meanings, he really did. He was delightful company.”

Susanna, who first worked with Bill as a producer more than 25 years ago when he was a correspondent for BBC News in Washington, also told GMB:

Susanna, who first worked with Bill as a producer more than 25 years ago when he was a correspondent for BBC News in Washington, also told GMB: “I was absolutely blown away by the loss of Bill yesterday” (pictured November 23 2016 )

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