This Morning expert Dr. Uchenna Okoye has died at the age of 52 after a ‘sudden’ illness.

The expert, who was dubbed the Tooth Fairy, by TV viewers has made several appearances on ITV daytime shows over the year.

The news was confirmed on her Instagram account. Her representative told HELLO! magazine: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of the much loved and respected Cosmetic Dentist, Dr Uchenna Okoye, who passed away after falling ill at home on Friday 15th September 2023. 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. We request that you respect Uchenna’s family’s wishes for privacy at this very difficult time.” 

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The statement continued: “The Uchenna sparkle touched the lives of everyone she met and drew her into stardom on ‘10 Years Younger’ makeover show, followed by ’10 Years Younger in 10 Days’ where her passion and compassion leaps off the screen. For the last twenty years, her deep knowledge of dentistry and her incredible chair-side manner made her the ‘go-to’ spokeswoman for any dental issue and a popular contributor to radio, TV, and women’s consumer press.” 

Who was Dr Uchenna Okoye?

Uchenna was the owner of London Smiling dental practice. She also appeared on Channel 5 show 10 Years Younger in 10 Days and on 10 Years Younger, when it aired on Channel 4.

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The cosmetic dentist sat down with HELLO! magazine for an interview back in April. At the time she spoke about the demands of her job. She said: “I always make time for a massage once a week, but I realized these aren’t simply a luxury. As a busy dentist, I spent a full 10 hours a day crouched over looking into people’s mouths, so a massage is a necessity. The one thing that’s a true indulgent treat is a candle. I have them everywhere in the house and they’ve become a daily ritual for me… My daughter loves it too and gets excited when she sees me lighting them as she knows it is her time with me also, it’s downtime,” she said.