Tara, 45, was found dead at her London home yesterday after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in January last year.
While speaking to Tara’s friend, Holly, 35, shared the first time she met the famed socialite, with whom she shared a “very close” friend.
“I was lucky enough to know her too,” she beamed to her co-host Phillip Schofield, 54. “She was incredibly funny and incredibly generous with her time and spirit.”
Recalling their first encounter, Holly lit up: “The first time I met her, it just summed up her childlike character. She came over to our table and yelled, ‘You know a very good friend of mine.’
Holly Willoughby shares emotional tribute to friend Tara Palmer-Tomkinson
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson: 1971-2017
Thu, February 9, 2017
Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, the original 90s 'It Girl' has died aged 45 after battling a brain tumour.
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At her birthday party in Mayfair in 1998.
She had this incredible diamond ring and she just brushed it off as ‘this is just a bit of tat from Chanel'
Holly Willoughby pays tribute to Tara Palmer-Tomkinson
“She had this incredible diamond ring and she just brushed it off as ‘this is just a bit of tat from Chanel,’ and she said, ’You have it!’”
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Holly giggled as she revealed that Tara threatened to hurl the ring across the restaurant if she didn’t accept the lucrative gesture, and the next day she awoke with a shiny new sparkler.
But her generosity to the presenter didn’t stop there: “She dressed me one day,” Holly Willoughby enthused.
“I’d just had Belle and I had an event but I felt quite big and dumpy. She said to come back to to hers and drink wine and we went though her wardrobe for hours. She was a real girls’ girl.”
Holy Willoughby revealed the dress Tara Palmer-Tomkinson gave her for an event
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was found dead at her London home yesterday
Police confirmed Tara’s death yesterday in a statement which read: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 13:40hrs on Wednesday, 8 February to an address in Bramham Gardens, SW5.
“A woman, aged in her 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.
“The death is being treated as unexplained. At this early stage, police are not treating the death as suspicious.
“Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing. The Coroner has been informed.”
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