Clarissa Dickson Wright, one half of TV cookery pair Two Fat Ladies with the late Jennifer Paterson, has died aged 66.

The former barrister filmed three series of the BBC Two programme before Paterson’s death in 1999. “Her fun and laughter, extraordinary learning and intelligence, will be missed always, by so many of us,” said her agent. Heather Holden-Brown.

“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,” she added.

Dickson Wright died on Saturday at Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary.