Deborah James' funeral in pictures as mourners say farewell to Bowelbabe

Friends and family bid farewell to Dame Deborah during a service in west London

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Close friends and family have bid farewell to Dame Deborah James during an intimate private service in west London.

McFly star Tom Fletcher and wife Giovanna, Lorraine Kelly and Gaby Roslin were among the attendees at St Mary’s Church in Barnes on Wednesday afternoon.

The podcast host and mum-of-two, who became known as Bowelbabe, her social media handle, died last month aged 40 after being diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016.

The service saw husband Sebastien deliver a eulogy while their children Hugo and Eloise both read poems.

The funeral procession arrived at St Mary's Church
The funeral procession arrived at St Mary's Church
The coffin of Dame Deborah James is carried from her funeral service
The coffin of Dame Deborah James is carried from her funeral service
The family of Dame Deborah at the service
The family of Dame Deborah at the service
A mourner carries flowers at the church
A mourner carries flowers at the church
Among those in attendance included Tom and Giovanna Fletcher
Among those in attendance included Tom and Giovanna Fletcher
The coffin of Dame Deborah was carried out following the service as her family watched on
The coffin of Dame Deborah was carried out following the service as her family watched on