Sian Williams, Susanna Reid and Naga Munchetty arrive for Invoice Turnbull’s funeral [VIDEO]

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BBC and ITV broadcasters together with Sian Williams, Charlie Stayt, Susanna Reid and Naga Munchetty had been amongst these celebrating the life and legacy of their ‘nice buddy’ Invoice Turnbull at his funeral in his beloved Suffolk in the present day.

The previous BBC Breakfast presenter died on August 31 aged 66 after a ‘difficult and dedicated struggle towards prostate most cancers’, which was recognized in November 2017.

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

Household and shut buddies, together with his BBC Breakfast co-hosts, attended a non-public ceremony at Holy Trinity church in Blythburgh, on Friday afternoon. 

Ms Reid confronted a double day of grief as she made it to Suffolk hours after queuing by means of the night time in London along with her mom, to go to Westminster Corridor to see the Queen mendacity in state. 

Sian Williams, who anchored BBC Breakfast with Turnbull for greater than a decade, stated: ‘I believe it’s a day of disappointment and reflection, and I hope someday in the present day there can even be time to have a good time his life as a result of he was a fantastic buddy and a fantastic man.

‘And he has so many various connections to so many various individuals who cherish him that I hope we are able to have that point collectively the place we are able to share these recollections.

Pallbearers carry the coffin of TV presenter and journalist Invoice Turnbull into Holy Trinity Church in Blythburgh, Suffolk for his funeral. Mr Turnbull’s two sons and son-in-law had been among the many six pallbearers

Former BBC Breakfast and Classic FM presenter Bill Turnbull died at the age of 66

Former BBC Breakfast and Traditional FM presenter Invoice Turnbull died on the age of 66

Susanna Reid (left) and Sian Williams arrive for the funeral to say goodbye to their great friend a colleague

Susanna Reid (left) and Sian Williams arrive for the funeral to say goodbye to their nice buddy a colleague

BBC presenter Naga Munchetty said she will remember Turnbull as a 'funny, charming, cheeky guy'.

BBC presenter Naga Munchetty stated she is going to keep in mind Turnbull as a ‘humorous, charming, cheeky man’.

Charlotte Hawkins worked with Bill at Classic FM and filled in for him when he became ill with cancer.

DJ Danny Wallace also went east to Suffolk

Charlotte Hawkins labored with Invoice at Traditional FM and crammed in for him when he turned sick with most cancers. DJ Danny Wallace additionally went east to Suffolk

Martha Kearney (left) and Charlie Stayt (right) arrive to say their goodbyes to Bill

Martha Kearney (left) and Charlie Stayt (proper) arrive to say their goodbyes to Invoice

BBC presenter Louise Minchin joined colleagues to celebrate the life of the broadcaster

Nick Robinson was also there to pay his respects

BBC presenter Louise Minchin joined colleagues to have a good time the lifetime of the broadcaster. Nick Robinson was additionally there to pay his respects

Sports journalist Mike Bushell worked on BBC Breakfast with Mr Turnbull

Sports activities journalist Mike Bushell labored on BBC Breakfast with Mr Turnbull

Chris Hollins and wife Sarah Alexander file into the church

Chris Hollins and spouse Sarah Alexander file into the church

The former BBC Breakfast presenter died at his home in Suffolk following a prostate cancer fight

The previous BBC Breakfast presenter died at his residence in Suffolk following a prostate most cancers struggle

A general view of Holy Trinity Church, close to the banks of the River Blyth

A common view of Holy Trinity Church, near the banks of the River Blyth

‘I want he had been capable of perceive how a lot he was valued, and I believe it’s unbelievable the variety of folks right here who simply wished to return and have a good time and pay their respects to him.

‘Invoice made a variety of buddies and he was a really loyal buddy and he was nice to work with as knowledgeable, however whenever you’re sitting alongside somebody like that there’s a lot of belief that goes with that.

‘I believe the rationale that so many individuals have turned out in the present day to pay their respects – to consider him and share recollections of him and to have a good time him – is as a result of he was an excellent man.

‘He was a fantastic bloke, he was nice to work with, he was a fantastic buddy and also you see that right here with the quantity of people that wished to specific that.’

Invoice Turnbull along with his spouse Sesi as he leaves BBC Breakfast for the final time after 15 years of service on February 26, 2016

A photograph at Turnbull's home in Suffolk showing him with wife Sesi and children Henry, Will and Flora in New York in 1997

{A photograph} at Turnbull’s residence in Suffolk displaying him with spouse Sesi and youngsters Henry, Will and Flora in New York in 1997

Sian Williams was accompanied by Susanna Reid, who came up from London after seeing the Queen's coffin

Sian Williams was accompanied by Susanna Reid, who came up from London after seeing the Queen's coffin

Sian Williams was accompanied by Susanna Reid, who got here up from London after seeing the Queen’s coffin

Ms Reid (pictured top left) queuing through the night in London with her mother (top centre), to go to Westminster Hall to see the Queen lying in state

Ms Reid (pictured prime left) queuing by means of the night time in London along with her mom (prime centre), to go to Westminster Corridor to see the Queen mendacity in state

BBC presenter Louise Minchin hugs a mourner

BBC presenter Louise Minchin hugs a mourner

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth was there to represent his beloved football club

Wycombe Wanderers supervisor Gareth Ainsworth was there to signify his beloved soccer membership

A mourner carrying a bouquet of flowers with a Wycombe Wanderers football shirt

A mourner carrying a bouquet of flowers with a Wycombe Wanderers soccer shirt

Ms Williams stated she is going to keep in mind Turnbull ‘with a smile’.

Different well-known names to attend embrace Martha Kearney, Mike Bushell, Louise Minchin, Charlotte Hawkins and Nick Robinson.

BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty, who shared the crimson couch with Turnbull for a number of years, informed the PA information company: ‘Invoice was the grammar hammer; he was so on prime of his grammar plurals, singulars… He was throughout it.

‘He was passionate concerning the job and passionate concerning the journalism and passionate concerning the viewers.

‘The viewers was all that mattered and all that does matter and Invoice by no means forgot that – he was a pleasure to take a seat beside.

‘To take a seat subsequent to Invoice was at all times an expertise, it was at all times enjoyable, it was at all times centered however it was additionally concerning the viewers.

‘It was telling the story, being a part of the story, which is at all times a privilege, and listening to folks’s experiences and serving to to relay these to our viewers.

‘It was the viewers – that is what Invoice was about.’

Ms Munchetty stated she is going to keep in mind Turnbull as a ‘humorous, charming, cheeky man’.

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

Sian Williams and Bill Turnbull arriving for the TV Choice awards at the Dorchester Hotel in London in September 2010

Sian Williams and Invoice Turnbull arriving for the TV Alternative awards on the Dorchester Lodge in London in September 2010 

Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid present ITV's Good Morning Britain together on February 26, 2020

Invoice Turnbull and Susanna Reid current ITV’s Good Morning Britain collectively on February 26, 2020

(From left) Sally Nugent, Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin attend the TRIC Awards in London March 10, 2015

(From left) Sally Nugent, Invoice Turnbull and Louise Minchin attend the TRIC Awards in London March 10, 2015

Bill Turnball after his final episode of BBC Breakfast

Invoice Turnball after his closing episode of BBC Breakfast

Former Strictly Come Dancing professional Karen Hardy was partnered with BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull in 2005

Former Strictly Come Dancing skilled Karen Hardy was partnered with BBC Breakfast presenter Invoice Turnbull in 2005

Camilla walks with Bill Turnbull as she attends a Bees for Development event at Marlborough House in London in June 2019

Camilla walks with Invoice Turnbull as she attends a Bees for Improvement occasion at Marlborough Home in London in June 2019

Bill Turnbull died

Invoice Turnbull died ‘peacefully’ at residence in Suffolk after a ‘difficult and dedicated struggle towards prostate most cancers’

The broadcaster had been an avid supporter of Wycombe Wanderers throughout his life, and the membership’s supervisor, Gareth Ainsworth, attended the funeral carrying black sun shades.

A signed Wycombe Wanderers shirt with the quantity 60 had been positioned on a bench exterior the church as mourners filed in to have a good time the lifetime of the veteran journalist.

Turnbull began his broadcasting profession at Scotland’s Radio Clyde in 1978, becoming a member of the BBC as a reporter for Radio 4’s Right this moment programme in 1986 earlier than turning into a reporter for BBC’s Breakfast Time two years later.

In 1990, he turned a correspondent for BBC Information and reported from greater than 30 international locations, overlaying notable tales together with the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the OJ Simpson trial within the US.

After shifting again to the UK, he turned one of many important presenters on BBC Information 24, because it was then known as.

Turnbull additionally labored for BBC Radio 5 Stay, together with presenting Weekend Breakfast.

He was recognized with prostate most cancers in November 2017 and later fronted the Channel 4 documentary Invoice Turnbull: Staying Alive.

Different notable TV appearances included BBC One’s Songs Of Reward and Strictly Come Dancing.

In 2016, he joined Traditional FM, the place he hosted programmes on Saturdays and Sundays, and in addition launched and introduced Traditional FM’s Pet Classics, to assist hold pets and their house owners relaxed throughout fireworks season.

Turnbull had a ardour for beekeeping, resulting in the 2011 publication of his ebook The Unhealthy Beekeepers Membership, a humorous account of the ups and downs of an apiarist.

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