Phillip Schofield admitted that the pain of his father’s death “never goes away” during a heartbreaking phone call this morning Thursday.
The presenter, 58, offered some comfort to a viewer struggling with loneliness in the lockdown, insisting that it will “get better” as the restrictions begin to loosen.
Phillip’s father Brian died in 2008 at the age of 72 after battling heart problems, and admitted that his mom Pat “surrounds himself with family” to help cope with the tragic loss.
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Sad: 58-year-old Phillip Schofield admitted the pain of his father’s death “never goes away” during a heartbreaking phone call this morning Thursday
Phillip and co-host Holly Willoughby spoke to appellant Julie, who was battling loneliness after the death of her husband last year.
She emotionally told the couple that she was living alone after her daughters had moved and did not expect to feel so alone during the crisis.
Offering his support, Phillip said, “We lost my father in 2008, and my mother will watch this, it will make her cry.
“She feels exactly the same, it never goes away, she always feels alone but she surrounds herself with family, when she can, why these times are so bizarre. “
Difficult: the presenter also revealed that his mother Pat still struggles with loneliness, but that she “surrounds herself with family”, when the locking allows it
He continued, “After the lockout, it will get better. You will always miss it, you will always have this hole in your heart.
“All I can say on behalf of my mother is that it will get better.” Sometimes we have to go out.
Holly agreed with Phillip’s feelings, insisting that things would improve for Julie, resident dying aunt Deirdre Sanders also sharing her support.
Sad: Phillip offered comfort to This Morning viewer who admitted she was struggling with loneliness after losing her husband last year
In 2014, Phillip also spoke of his father’s death on a phone call from This Morning, saying, “We knew it was going to happen, but when it finally happened, we heard about it. hospital.
« [They] says it’s amazing how many people, and it’s this amazing physical thing that a person who is nearing the end of their life and who may not even know, is waiting for the family to leave the room and then they leave quietly by themselves.
“And it’s hard you know, it’s hard, he tried to sneak in, but we caught him.
Speaking after the death of his father 12 years ago, Phillip also told the Sun: “It has been the longest, hardest, and saddest week in our lives, which has been the most heartbreaking because we are such a close family.
“If I can be half the man he was, I will consider it a success.”
This morning is broadcast on weekdays from 10am on ITV.
“It will get better”: the presenter reassured viewer Julie that her mood will improve as the lock restrictions are relaxed