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Holly And Phil Give Distraught Elderly Woman £1k After Her Purse Was Stolen

Holly And Phil Give Distraught Elderly Woman £1k After Her Purse Was Stolen

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have given an elderly woman a whopping £1,000 after her purse was stolen at the weekend.

In a scene that had us sobbing, Pauline Walker and husband Geoffrey Walker took to their Instagram page two days ago where they shared a heartfelt plea over the missing item.

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"Someone has stolen Pauline's purse from her bag while shopping in Coalville today," the post read.

"The bank has guaranteed return of all unauthorised transactions with her touch card so that's okay.

"If you find her [...] purse pleas [phone] one of our family telephone numbers inside [the purse] luckily she did not have a large amount of cash inside." [sic]

The adorable pair appeared on 'This Morning' (Credit: ITV)
The adorable pair appeared on 'This Morning' (Credit: ITV)
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In the video, Pauline can be seen sobbing on Geoffrey's shoulder and our hearts were honestly breaking.

Geoffrey explained that while they assumed the money would be gone, they would like the purse back, and appealed to their Instagram followers to help track it down.

But today, the pair appeared on This Morning to give an update on what had happened since the purse was stolen.

While Pauline explained a lot of people have been looking for the item, Geoffrey added: "We have moved on from that now, we don't dwell on negative things too long, we like to present a happy face."

Holly and Phil chatted to the couple about the stolen purse (Credit: ITV)
Holly and Phil chatted to the couple about the stolen purse (Credit: ITV)

However, in a bid to cheer the pair up, the telly duo invited the couple to play the show's latest game, Spin to Win.

With different cash prizes up for grabs, Phil gave the wheel a big spin - hoping for it to land on a hefty sum.

The arrow settled on £1,000 and Pauline, who looked completely stunned, could be heard whispering: "One, thousand, pounds."

"£1000 is on its way to you to put into whatever purse you have," Holly said.

Pauline could be seen sobbing on Geoffrey's shoulder (Credit: Instagram/geoffreywalk)
Pauline could be seen sobbing on Geoffrey's shoulder (Credit: Instagram/geoffreywalk)

Viewers were touched by their appearance, with many taking to Twitter.

One tweeted: "Bless Pauline's search for her purse on @thismorning so pleased they won £1000. What a lovely thing for the show to do."


While another said: "Oh my gosh, how adorable are old couple Jeffery and Pauline? What horrible vile people to steal her purse whilst out shopping. I really hope that someone finds her purse and hands it into her soon, so cute."

Meanwhile, Pauline and Geoffrey took to their Instagram page to thank everyone for the support.

We've got our fingers crossed Pauline gets reunited with her purse as soon as possible. If you live in the area, keep your eyes peeled, guys.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: This Morning, Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, TV News

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]

 

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