Dr. Uchenna Okoye: TV dentist who appeared on This Morning and 10 Years Younger dies aged 53 | UK News

The well-known TV dentist Dr. Uchenna Okoye has died after a “sudden illness”, her representatives have said.

The 53-year-old starred in makeover show 10 Years Younger and was a regular contributor on ITV’s This Morning.

Tributes have poured in on social media, with fans writing about their “shock” and sadness.

Dr. Okoye died after a “sudden illness” on Friday, according to a statement on her Instagram page.

ITV This Morning medical expert Dr.  Uchenna Okoye who is dead.  Image provided by management
A tribute described Dr. Okoye as the ‘hottest, smartest, funniest woman you could ever hope to meet’

Her representatives told Sky News the mother-of-one was taken ill at home.

They added: “At this time we ask for your prayers for her young daughter, her family, her team of staff at London Smiling Dental Group and her friends who are all struggling to come to terms with her loss.”

Dr. Okoye was a medical expert on ITV’s This Morning and contributed to a number of other programmes, newspapers and magazines.

Dr.  Hilary Jones and Dr.  Uchenna Okoye.  Image: Ken McKay/Shutterstock
Dr. Hilary Jones and Dr. Uchenna Okoye in 2011. Image: Ken McKay/Shutterstock

She was perhaps best known for appearing on 10 Years Younger, which started on Channel 4, and its spin-off show 10 Years Younger In 10 Days on Channel 5.

She also ran two dental practices in London and had her own range of dental products.

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According to an online profile of Dr. Okoye, she qualified at Guy’s Hospital in London and was an expert in cosmetic dentistry.

She was an honorary clinician at St George’s Hospital in London and clinical director of the London Smiling Dental Group.

‘The Absolute Power of a Man’

10 Years Younger host Cherry Healey was among those to pay tribute.

She wrote on Instagram: ‚ÄúThere aren’t really the right words to say how much this absolute force of a person will be missed and how sad this news is.

“I was lucky enough to work with Dr. Uchenna at @10yearsyounger for many happy years and came to know her as a beautiful friend.”

She added: “She spoke with such passion and love for the people she helped smile again – and she was the warmest, smartest and funniest woman you could ever hope to meet.”

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