Jill's last job goes to Scots TV star Sally.
Jill was about to start work on a three-part special on royal weddings when she was shot outside her London home just over two weeks ago.
The Crimewatch star was due to film linking scenes between archive film and interviews with people who organised, attended or experienced the weddings.
Now Sally has signed for the job and has already started fitting filming around her anchor-woman role on BBC Scotland.
A BBC source said yesterday: "Everyone is still devastated by the loss of Jill but this is an excellent series. Sally is a great choice to take on the frontline presentation."
A BBC spokeswoman said: "It is not a case of finding someone to fit into Jill's place. Sally was chosen because she is the right person for the job."
Royal Weddings will be broadcast on Wednesdays starting on June 2, with the final part going out three days before Prince Edward marries Sophie Rhys Jones.
Meanwhile, crime victims are to pay a "people's tribute" to Jill Dando on tonight's edition of Crimewatch.
They will tell how she helped catch those responsible for their suffering.
The tribute, which also features detectives who worked with Jill, will be broadcast at the end of the BBC1 programme, following a reconstruction of the events surrounding the presenter's death.
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||May 18, 1999|
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