Mother and daugh­ter

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Es­ther and her late hus­band Des­mond Wil­cox had three chil­dren. Es­ther now has five grand­chil­dren.

“He was a very ac­tive par­ent, a bril­liant dad. Both Desi and I were very fam­ily ori­en­tated,” Es­ther says.

Their daugh­ter Re­becca be­gan her var­ied tele­vi­sion ca­reer as an un­der­cover re­porter on Con­ning The Con­men on BBC Three. She is a reg­u­lar re­porter on BBC One’s Watch­dog and as a con­sumer jour­nal­ist has pre­sented shows such as BBC One’s Your Money Their Tricks with Sian Wil­liams and Nicky Camp­bell.

Es­ther says: “It’s ter­ri­bly dif­fi­cult to find time in her di­ary be­cause she’s got a sixyear-old and a three-year-old, both boys, both im­mensely en­er­getic.

“And I have quite a busy day. So, for me, one of the huge plea­sures of the tour has been the time we’ve spent to­gether nat­ter­ing in the car or, you know, lolling about in the dress­ing room eat­ing choco­late cake. And we just don’t have that time where we can re­ally talk to­gether oth­er­wise, so it’s been very good from our point of view.”

Mother and daugh­ter to­gether. Re­becca Wil­cox with Es­ther Rantzen IN­SET: Re­becca and Es­ther in years gone by,

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