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Martin Lewis breaks down in tears on live TV while discussing Prince William and Harry

Lucy Devine

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Martin Lewis breaks down in tears on live TV while discussing Prince William and Harry

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Martin Lewis became emotional on Good Morning Britain today as he discussed losing his mother at a young age.

You can watch the clip below:


Martin, who was presenting the show alongside Susanna Reid this morning (14 September), became emotional as the pair were discussing Prince William and Prince Harry walking behind their mother, Princess Diana's coffin at her funeral in 1997.

Reflecting on his own experience of grief, Martin, 50, explained: "I wasn't going to say this on air but it resonates with me very powerfully for someone who lost his mother at the same age as Harry in a road traffic accident.

"I find it very difficult to watch. Thank goodness I wasn't made to walk behind. I didn't even go. It does bring back some..."

Martin trailed off before asking Susanna to 'carry on' as he composed himself.

"When events like this happen they are very triggering of private grief. We totally understand," said Susanna.

When the show returned following an ad break, Susanna was presenting on her own before Martin returned moments later.

Martin became emotional talking about his mum. Credit: ITV
Martin became emotional talking about his mum. Credit: ITV

Martin's mum Susan tragically died in a road accident when Martin was days away from turning 12.

Martin has previously opened up about the death of his mum on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, explaining how he struggled to leave the house for six years after what happened, adding: "It was a defining moment of my life that changed the way I act and behaved, and it was devastating."

Viewers watching GMB were quick to support Martin, with many taking to social media to share their own experiences: "My heart went out to you today, like yourself I lost a parent at an early age. (10). I was made to go to the funeral and had nightmares for a long time after and it turned me away from god who I blamed for my dad's passing for years. Mum would be very proud of you."

While another said: "Sincere sympathy on the loss of your mum at such a young age. I have a younger brother who was 16 when our dad passed away and 18 when our ten year old niece died.

"The loss of Her Late Majesty brings back a great deal of grief for our own losses."

And a third added: "I didn’t know that about your late mum, one thing is for sure she would be so proud of you."

Topics: TV And Film, Martin Lewis

Lucy Devine
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