EJ Osborne, BBC Money For Nothing Presenter, Dies Aged 45

·Entertainment Editor, HuffPost UK
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(Photo: BBC)
(Photo: BBC)

TV presenter EJ Osborne has died at the age of 45.

He was best known for co-hosting the BBC upcycling series Money For Nothing.

News of EJ’s death was confirmed by his wife Anne-Marie on his professional Instagram account.

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She said that EJ died on Monday after spending the last three weeks of his life at the Dorothy House Hospice near Bath.

Sharing a series of pictures of him, Anne-Marie said that “an inexpressible loss envelopes us”.

Paying tribute to the hospice staff, she continued: “I was with him every day and was blown away by their compassion, resilience and kindness. I know he felt so cared for and safe.”

EJ’s former Money For Nothing co-host Sarah Moore was among those who shared tributes online.

Posting a photo of them together on Instagram, she called him “fantastic, inspiring, chuckling and talented”.

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“I join with all of the team, our artisans, production crew, directors, executives, viewers and friends in sending our love and respect to his family,” she said.

“He touched us deeply with his obvious lust for life, energy and commitment.

“Rest in peace and purple sequins my friend. See you on the other side.”

Carla-Maria Lawson, head of BBC daytime and early-peak, said EJ, who died on Monday, “lit up the screen”.

She said: “EJ was a brilliant talent who brought a wealth of expertise as an artisan and lit up the screen with his charm, likeability and warmth as a presenter. He will be hugely missed by us all at BBC Daytime and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.”

Australian EJ was a woodworker who found fame as part of the team on the BBC series, which turns items other people have disposed of into desirable products.

As well as wife Anne-Marie, EJ is survived by young daughter Orla.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.

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