Bill Turnbull: Tributes paid to broadcaster at funeral

Friends and colleagues of former BBC broadcaster Bill Turnbull have paid tribute to him at his funeral service.

Turnbull, who hosted BBC Breakfast for 15 years and was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018, died on 31 August, aged 66.

His funeral service was held at the Holy Trinity Church in Blythburgh in Suffolk, where he had lived.

His BBC Breakfast co-host Sian Williams said he was “an extraordinary man”.

Other broadcasters, including Charlie Stayt, Susanna Reid and Naga Munchetty, were among those at the service.

Turnbull’s two sons and son-in-law were among the six pallbearers carrying his oak coffin, adorned with a red rose and purple bouquet, into the church.

Other famous names who attended included Martha Kearney, Mike Bushell, Louise Minchin, Charlotte Hawkins and Nick Robinson.

Williams, his friend of 30 years and BBC Breakfast co-host for more than a decade, said: “Bill was an extraordinary man and I don’t think he quite ever realised the impact he had on other…

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