Whitby kippers fan Clarissa dies at 66

Two Fat Ladies
Two Fat Ladies

One of iconic Whitby business Fortune’s Kippers’ most famous patrons has passed away.

The duo visited Whitby in the mid 1990s, calling in at Fortune’s to film footage for an episode of Two Fat Ladies.

Owner Barry Brown, said: “I was very sad to hear the news, both Clarissa and Jennifer were both really nice down to earth people.

“They visited us to sample our kippers and learn about the processes that we use at Fortune’s.

“They loved the kippers and seemed to have a great time while they were here.”

The star’s trip to Whitby was not her only visit to the area, she also had a run-in with the law when she was summoned to Scarborough Magistrates’ Court in 2009 over hunting charges.

Ms Dickson Wright admitted attending two hare coursing events in North Yorkshire in March 2007 and was given an absolute discharge.

The chef died on March 15 at Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary.

Her agent Heather Holden-Brown said: “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.”