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Lorraine Kelly and Kay Burley lead tributes for ‘wonderful’ Una Stubbs as she dies aged 84

Tributes have been flooding in following the news of Una Stubbs’ death.

The actress, best known for her role in Worzel Gummidge and Sherlock, died aged 84 with her agent telling BBC News that she had been ill for a few months.

ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly led the tributes for the late star, writing on Twitter: ‘Oh no. A truly lovely woman and what a career. Sincere condolences to her family and everyone one who loved Una.’

‘RIP the wonderful Una Stubbs,’ Sky’s Kay Burley penned. ‘I remember her best working with Dick Emery and also Cliff Richard in Summer Holiday. She was 84.’

Giles Brandreth wrote: ‘Oh, this is so sad. Such a funny, lovely, gifted lady – a marvellous actress with a special style & a great (and impish) sense of humour.

‘I first met her when she was in Cowardy Custard in 1972 & last saw her at Nicky Henson’s funeral last year. A sad day.






Una shot to fame when she landed the role of Rita on Till Death Us Do Part in 1966 and played her until 1975, before reprising the role in Till Death… and the sequel In Sickness and In Health.

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Una portrayed Aunt Sally in Worzel Gummidge (Picture: BBC)

Four years later, in 1970, she was cast as Aunt Sally in Worzel Gummidge, which became one of her signature and best-loved roles.

Other credits included Midsomer Murders, The Catherine Tate Show, Call The Midwife, Benidorm and The Worst Witch, in which she played Miss Bat.

In 2006, Una joined the cast of EastEnders as Caroline Bishop, and in 2010, she was brought to a whole new audience playing Mrs Hudson in the hugely successful Sherlock, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

Credit: Original article published here.

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