In a special edition of the show, the first to air since the live episodes were postponed in the midst of the coronavirus shutdown, the cowardly ladies congratulated our brave NHS heroes.
Christine, who has been joined by Stacey, Nadia Sawalha and Brenda Edwards, unveiled the sacrifice that her sister’s best friend made.
She asked Stacey Solomon to take over after becoming very emotional while describing the nurse’s sacrifice while worrying about her children.
The presenter said, “I want to give as much love as possible to my sister’s best friend. A girl I have known since I was a little girl. Her name is Rachel Small. “
Christine said Rachel is a nurse in an intensive care unit at Ulster Hospital in Dundonald, Northern Ireland.
She said, “She is a young girl, the same age as my sister in her late thirties. She is a girl, a wife, the mother of two young boys and there she goes to work every day. “
Choking, Christine continued, “It makes me think emotionally because they put their lives on the line all the time for us.
“I just get a moment of events so emotional that I think about it. I find it hard to think that they should worry about their grandchildren and yet all I have to do is stay inside my house and that puts it all in perspective.
“I told her I was not going to cry today,” said Stacey. “
Stacey then expressed her gratitude to the NHS – admitting that she was not the best person not to get emotional.
With the live broadcasts postponed, ITV has aired repeat episodes of Loose Women in the past few weeks within the normal range of 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
A spokesperson said, “We are focusing our efforts on providing viewers with the latest news on the rapidly changing situation which aims to provide some stability and continuity in all of our lives while many of us are at home in this moment. “
They added, “We will then broadcast some of our most favorite rehearsal episodes from Loose Women from 12:30 to 1:30 pm to give viewers something to smile about at lunchtime every day.
“We have reduced the number of our crews over the past week and these changes will allow us to further reduce them and help us build resilience so that we can continue to deliver content during the day for as long as possible.”
“Safeguarding the well-being of everyone involved in our programs is our priority and in this dynamic changing situation, we will obviously continue to review these new arrangements day by day and to follow the latest PES and WHO directives at all times . “
* Loose Women is broadcast on weekdays on ITV at 12:30 p.m.