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Clarissa Dickson Wright dies: Two Fat Ladies star passes away aged 66, her agency confirms

The TV chef died at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary on Saturday

Clarissa Dickson Wright, one half of TV chefs Two Fat Ladies, has died aged 66.

A statement from her agency confirmed that she had passed away on Saturday in Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary.

It read: “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.”

A spokesperson went on to say that Dickson Wright “hadn't been well for a little while” and had been in hospital since the beginning of the year.

The former barrister, who was the youngest woman ever to be called up to the Bar until 2013, teamed up with Jennifer Paterson to present the food-focused hit show in the 1990s.


Two Fat Ladies, which ran on BBC between 1996 and 1999, saw the pair travel across the UK on a Triumph Thunderbird motorcycle.

Paterson died in 1999 aged 71 during the filming of the fourth series after a battle with lung cancer.

Dickson Wright was also the first female Rector of the University of Aberdeen and a Countryside Alliance campaigner.