Alex Beresford’s stepmother of Good Morning Britain died of a coronavirus.
The 39-year-old weather anchor tweeted the sad news to fans on Wednesday, saying he feels “upset, trapped and helpless” because he cannot mourn the loss with his family due to lock-in restrictions.
Alex’s post was quickly inundated with sympathy messages from GMB supporters and colleagues, including Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid.
Tragedy: Alex Beresford’s stepmother of Good Morning Britain died from coronavirus (photo from 2018)
“Upset and trapped”: weather presenter shared the sad news with his fans on Twitter, explaining that his stepmother died “of her own accord” during the lockout
In his tweet, Alex wrote, “My lovely grandmother died on her own tonight! I can’t even go to my mother’s house to hug her or my stepfather’s.
“They also cannot leave the house because they are vulnerable and I doubt they will let us in to pay tribute to them. I feel upset, trapped and helpless!
The post was quickly inundated with sympathy messages, including from GMB colleagues.
Difficult: Alex told his disciples that because of the lockup, he couldn’t even kiss his mother or stepfather
Piers Morgan wrote: “Horrible. Sorry, buddy, “while Susanna Reid replied,” Oh Alex. I’m so sorry. ‘
Ben Shephard wrote, “Alex, I’m so sorry to send a love buddy,” while Charlotte Hawkins tweeted, “I’m sorry to hear this Alex – send love xxx. “
A few hours earlier, Alex had tweeted his thanks to NHS volunteers for helping to take care of his mom, who had been asked to isolate herself during the pandemic.
Sending Love: The message was soon inundated with messages of sympathy, including some of its GMB colleagues.
In a video, he explained that a volunteer had delivered food and medicine to him and congratulated the volunteers for their intervention during the national crisis.
He said, “You helped me today, not directly, but my mother received one of the letters saying that she should stay inside until June.
“So, as a son, I intensify like you, I go to the stores for her and I get her medicine every week. Enter the weather presentation.
Getting help: A few hours earlier, Alex tweeted his thanks to NHS volunteers for helping to take care of his mother, who had been asked to isolate herself during the pandemic.
“But today I did not have to do it because a charming lady, I do not know her name, I would have liked to know her name, delivered my mother’s medicines on the doorstep , with a smile. Glad to help.
“And my mom also received one of the food packages, which amazed us how good the food was in the food packages, so thank you very much for helping my mom, make my day a little easier as well.
“You didn’t have to register, but you registered and it touched me today. “
The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK increased from 761 to 12,868 on Wednesday, with 4,600 new cases.
As the country is expected to extend its lockout for three weeks, England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty said at the Downing Street press conference on Wednesday that he thought the crisis may have already started. peaked.
The good news came as NHS hospitals said they were dealing with an influx of patients and that they had enough critical care capacity for anyone who needed it.
Government figures have already shown that hospital admissions are “capping,” and senior officials say Britain is finally starting to see the benefits of the March 23 lockdown.
Friendly: he explained to a “charming lady” that she had delivered her medicines and a food package to her mother