Word is flying around the internet about the death of Fiona Coyne, and the news has come as a huge, huge shock to her friends and colleagues in the industry. While she wasn’t a friend of mine, I definitely considered her a contemporary and she was exactly my age.

Fiona was queen of the bitchy one liner. She was an acid wit and a great playwright. She was Mrs Weakest Link South Africa. She also spent years doing my dream job, working with the Sheldrick foundation for orphaned elephants, in Kenya.