"All the best, darling." In the studio, presenter Andrew Castle agreed: "And so say all of us, she's a huge loss to this programme, no doubt." Other well-known GMTV faces sent video messages to Smith.
“When I was growing up my mum used to grow most of our vegetables herself but not many actually made it to the dinner table because I was permanently grazing in the garden. If I go around to a friend’s house for dinner and they present me with a plate of pasta, I’ve been known to forage around for some veg to brighten things up.
Whenever I go on a long car journey I always take a bag of carrots with me to snack on and I generally get through the lot.
"You never know what is coming next when you're working with Penny Smith.
You've been a fabulous partner, absolutely fabulous partner.
Smith and Stigers were previously paired up for the BBC show Just The Two Of Us.