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Nanny Pat's Funeral: Mark Wright Leads Mourners As They Say Farewell To ‘TOWIE' Star

08/01/2016 12:50 GMT | Updated 08/01/2016 12:59 GMT

The funeral for ‘TOWIE’ castmember Nanny Pat has taken place in Essex.

The reality TV star died shortly before Christmas, and thousands of fans paid their respects online, along with the show’s cast, past and present.

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'Nanny Pat's Funeral

Mark Wright and his wife Michelle Keegan led mourners at the Essex funeral, were Nanny Pat was laid to rest, after a funeral procession led by a horse and carriage.

Jessica Wright was also with her family as they prepared to leave their home, as was Mark’s father.

Nanny Pat first appeared on ‘TOWIE’ when it began in 2010, and she soon became one of its most-loved stars.

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Michelle and Mark

Her death was announced on 16 December, with a statement from her family that read: “Sadly our amazing, courageous and beautiful Nanny Pat passed away this morning after a short illness.”

Speaking in 2012, Pat explained that she loved appearing on the show, sharing her sadness at the fact her late husband Charlie wasn’t around to see her become a star.

“It's a shame that my Charlie wasn't around to see us all on television,” she told the Daily Mail. “He wouldn't believe it, but it's really lovely.

“Mark started filming for the show and he kept talking about me to the producers and before I knew what was happening I was starring.

“I told him it would just be a one-off thing but I can't get out of it now. I can't go anywhere without getting recognised these days because of the fame.”

'Nanny Pat's Funeral

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