Lorraine Kelly shares heartbreaking news live during talk show segment

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Lorraine Kelly shared some heartbreaking news while live on air this morning.

The talk show presenter, who usually appears on her daily talk show Lorraine but is currently hosting a segment on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, revealed on air today that a friend of hers had passed away but that she would be unable to attend the funeral.

Speaking to Dr Hilary Jones, Lorraine opened up about the “heartbreaking” situation surrounding her late friend Lynn Faulds Wood.

"I'll tell you what is one of the really heartbreaking things about this whole situation, is you cannot pay your respects to someone when they die,” she said to the ITV doctor. “Funerals are restricted.

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"It's the funeral today of Lynn Faulds Wood, who, of course, we knew very well and loved very much, and we cannot be there today obviously."

"John Stapleton, her husband, he's going to be talking to us on Thursday with his son,” the grieving friend continued, “and that is when we will both and the rest of us can actually remember Lynn properly.

“We're obviously sending the family and everyone all of our love today, it's going be a very, very tough day for them.

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"It's tough for anyone when someone has died, and you cannot give them that send off, it's very, very sad."

Dr Hilary agreed with the presenter, nodding his head and adding, "It's such a cruel disease, this one."

Former Watchdog presenter Lynn recently tragically passed away after falling ill.

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The late presenter’s widower John took to Twitter to thank fans for their support, writing, ‘Huge thank you to the hundreds and hundreds of people who have paid tribute to Lynn’.

‘A wonderful mother to Nick, a loving and hugely supportive wife to me and a campaigning journalist on so many fronts who really made a difference to the world we live in. We'll miss her always’.

Our thoughts are with all of Lynn’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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