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STEPH MCGOVERN - a former host on BBC Breakfast - has admitted she is "gutted" to hear the tragic news of Julie Donaldson, who died at the age of 50 following a battle from Covid-19.

PUBLISHED: 16:58, Sun, Nov 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 16:58, Sun, Nov 1, 2020

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Broadcaster Julie Donaldson, who is well known for hosting The Morning Mix at Redcar's Zetland FM died in the early hours of Saturday morning. Packed Lunch host Steph McGovern, 38, has expressed her condolences via Twitter, saying she is "gutted to hear" the tragic news.

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Julie was admitted to hospital on October 6 and had been in intensive care for weeks.

The radio presenter was said to have "put up an incredibly brave fight".

Steph decided to share a touching tribute to the radio host, branding her as a "good laugh".

"Gutted to hear that Teesside broadcasting legend @juliedonaldson has died," she began to tell her 406,000 Twitter followers.

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Steph McGovern BBC Packed Lunch tributeSteph McGovern pays tribute to Julie Donaldson (Image: twitter/channel 4)

Steph McGovern Twitter tribute Julie DonaldsonSteph McGovern is 'gutted' to hear news of Julie Donaldson (Image: Steph McGovern Twitter)

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"She was someone who always did so much for our community. Plus she was a good laugh too. #RIPJulie."

"Awful awful news Steph," one fan replied, with another who wrote: "Terrible news."

A third added: "Very sad @StephLunch."

Julie's husband John confirmed she had died, according to Teeside live.

Julie Donaldson Twitter Morning Mix radioJulie Donaldson was best known for hosting Morning Mix on Redcar's radio station (Image: Julie Donaldson Twitter)

Julie Donaldson update coronavirus picturesJulie Donaldson died from coronavirus on Saturday (Image: Julie Donaldson Twitter)

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