He was on the show, speak of loneliness, isolation with Dame Esther Rantzen.
His charity, Bob is a champion of the, operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.
As part of the segment, Bob offered to read his poem, named as an Ode to Kath, who became a sensation viral in 2014.
The poem reads as follows:
I am alone, now, I know that it is true
There was a time when we were two
These are the days when we chat
Do little jobs of this and that
We would like to go to the shops and select our meals
But now, I’m the one that I know how it feels
To try and cook or have meals on wheels
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The rooms are empty, there is not a sound
Sometimes, I’m lost and wander
To look for a job that I can do
To bring back the days when we were two
When night falls and the curtains are drawn
It is then that I feel most forlorn
But I have to be honest and tell the truth
I’m not all alone, and here is the proof
Because beside me in her chair
She will wait for our time to share
Kath said to me some time ago
Darling, when the time comes for us to go
Let’s mix our ashes and be together
So we can snuggle up for ever and ever.
After the reading, the camera cut to Phil, who was visibly upset.
Choking on his words, Phil said: “Oh! well, I hadn’t heard before. ”
Holly replied: “No, it’s quite difficult, isn’t it? ”
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