DJ Steve Wright leads tributes after his 'Old Woman' sidekick Joyce Frost dies

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Joyce Frost, who appeared as The Old Woman on Radio 2´s Steve Wright In The Afternoon, has died, the BBC has said.

Joyce, from Dagenham in Essex, died "peacefully and pain free" on November 2, Steve announced during his programme on Wednesday afternoon.

She would often appear on the show to discuss news and once presented a game of factoids with Hollywood actor Will Smith.

Steve Wright
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The DJ described her as a "lovely, lovely person".

He added: "She was a completely natural on the air and very opinionated and witty.

"She was always cheeky, she was always funny, she was always charming.

"It's a sad loss, thank you for being the Old Woman with us Joyce and we'll miss you very much."