Two Fat Ladies chef Clarissa Dickson Wright dies

Last updated 09:28 18/03/2014

Clarissa Dickson Wright from Two Fat Ladies has died.

Clarissa Dickson Wright
UTTERLY NON-PC: Clarissa Dickson Wright, right, with Jennifer Paterson.
Clarissa Dickson Wright
A History Of English Food by Clarissa Dickson Wright.

Relevant offers

TV & Radio

Hosking's controversial Maori comments cleared by BSA Obama trolls Trump over 'mean tweet' on late night TV Gaz Beadle reveals why he was kicked out of New Zealand Five thoughts while watching The Walking Dead Season 7, Episode 1 Manu Feildel looking forward to a meal 'under the ground' on My Kitchen Rules NZ The Walking Dead season 7 premiere recap: Negan's double whammy Former TV3 host reveals pregnancy 'shock' Serial podcast subject Adnan Syed asks to be released from US jail ahead of retrial First Dates NZ episode three: old meets young TV Review: Victoria, Brokenwood Mysteries

British celebrity chef Clarissa Dickson Wright, best known as one half of the eccentric television culinary duo Two Fat Ladies, has died at the age of 66, her agents said on Monday.

The former barrister, who had fought a well-documented battle with alcoholism, shot to fame in the 1990s with Jennifer Paterson in a BBC TV show in which the two women sped around Britain on a motorbike and sidecar searching for good food.

The show featured the two unashamedly large women with a raucous sense of humour enjoying butter-laden dishes and plates of red meat, with Dickson Wright once crediting the global success of the program as a backlash to "the health police".

She died in a hospital in Edinburgh in Scotland on Saturday.

"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," said a statement from her agents Elly James and Heather Holden-Brown.

Paterson died of lung cancer in 1999 at the age of 71.

London-born Dickson Wright started out as a barrister in London but her career in law was brought to "an abrupt end" by her battle with alcohol. Her agency said her birthday this June would have marked her 27th year of no drinking.

After leaving law, she worked as a cook in a London club and private houses, running a catering business and a cookery bookshop in Edinburgh.  

Ad Feedback

- Reuters


Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content