She will always be in our hearts

We’re so sorry to hear about the tragic news of Nanny Pat’s passing today at the age of 80. She was the golden heart of TOWIE and she will surely be missed.

Her wise words and quips have earned her a legion of fans, including hoards of celebrities and the TOWIE cast. Here’s what the celebrity world said about the death of the nation’s grandmother…

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The TOWIE cast send their regards

All our sympathies are with Mark Wright during this difficult time, ‘My heart is broken but so overwhelmed by your support. To know good ole Nanny was loved by so many is the best feeling in the world Thankyou’
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Current and old cast members send their love to the show’s matriarch.

Dan Osborne shared this heartwarming snap with his message, ‘RIP nanny Pat.. Such a lovely lady, always had a smile on your face! Thinking about all of the Wright family’

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Lauren Pope, ‘Devastated to hear the news about Nanny Pat, such a beautiful woman </3 All my love &thoughts to the family @MissJessWright_ @MarkWright

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Series original Harry Derbidge said, ‘I can’t believe it, RIP nanny Pat. You was the biggest legend ever and you will continue to be, my thoughts go to the all the wrights’

Screen Shot 2015-12-16 at 11.50.23Charlie King was full of compliments, ‘Gutted to hear about the passing of Nanny Pat. My thoughts with all the Wright family, Nanny Pat was one of the sweetest ladies ever.’
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Lauren Goodger – Mark’s ex also reached out to the family after hearing the sad news.

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Francesca Essex, ‘Heart broken RIP our darling Nanny Pat, thinking about @nannypat_carol and all the Wrights #RIPNannyPat’

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And even the Sugar Hut, home to most of the TOWIE drama, are upset, ‘We are sad to hear of the passing of such a wonderful lady, Nanny Pat! Our thoughts are with her family and friends’

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But the whole nation felt the loss

Essex-born presenter Denise Van Outen felt the loss, ‘</3 to hear of the sad passing of Nanny Pat. As a massive Towie fan & small part of the Towie family, I will miss her greatly’
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Ex On The Beach original and part time TOWIE cast Megan McKenna: ‘I’m so sorry to hear the news about Nanny pat. My thoughts go out to you @MissJessWright_ and your family’
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Presenter Richard Arnold had nothing but good words for the Essex lady, ‘Condolences to @MarkWright_ & all the @OnlyWayIsEssex family. Nanny Pat was a true diamond!’

Screen Shot 2015-12-16 at 11.24.59Footballer Kevin Cooper: Thoughts with @MarkWright_ and family after hearing the sad news about nanny  pat @nannypat_carol #RIP
Screen Shot 2015-12-16 at 11.20.40All the people coming forward to express their grief for Nanny Pat is a testament to the impact of Nanny Pat. Always kind, always warm, always laughing, the whole country will miss you Nanny Pat. Essex has lost a true star.

Tom Capon