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94-year-old GMB guest’s emotional story about late wife leaves everyone in tears

Such a heart-wrenching story.




In case you missed it earlier today, an emotional interview on Good Morning Britain left the nation in tears.

94-year-old Ken Bembow was on the show after a video of him receiving an amazing gift at his care home went viral.

In the video, care home worker Kia Tobin gives Ken a pillow with his late wife’s picture on it, after noticing he slept with a photo of her every night.

Ken, a World War II veteran, broke down during the live GMB interview this morning as he remembered his late wife Aida – he appeared on the show alongside 17-year-old Kia.

The pair spoke to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on the ITV show, with both presenters and the audience admitting they were left in tears.

Ken started sobbing as he recalled receiving the amazing gift from Kia, speaking about his and Aida’s 71-year marriage, saying she was ‘the most loving, caring, beautiful wife you could wish for’.

Talking about the pillow, he added: “It was so touching, it was lovely, the most precious thing that anyone could ever wish for.”

Kia said: “It was amazing. It was just so rewarding. It was something small that made him so happy.”

Piers went on to say that ‘everyone watching got very emotional’, while Susanna admitted to crying ‘at least three times’ while she was off-camera.

And the public were also in pieces over the heart-wrenching story.

One person wrote on Twitter: “I can’t type for the tears in my eyes, what a lovely story”, while another added: “Crying right now what a lovely man and to his carer Kia well done you lovely girl.”

A third tweeted: “I’m an emotional wreck now, thanks GMB.”

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BBC’s coverage of Prince Philip’s death receives more than 100,000 complaints

‘We are proud of our coverage and the role we play during moments of national significance’



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The BBC’s coverage of Prince Philip’s death has received a ‘record number’ of complaints, according to reports.

It’s been reported that the broadcaster has been hit with more than 100,000 complaints in regards to its coverage of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death.

This would be a record in British television history, with the BBC creating a dedicated form online for viewers to voice their dissatisfaction.

The broadcaster cleared its schedules to cover Prince Philip’s death on Friday, and according to The Sun it has now received more than 100,000 complaints.

This is a record breaking number, beating the previous high of 63,000, which was again from the BBC when they screened Jerry Springer: The Musical back in 2005.

A BBC spokesperson said: “We are proud of our coverage and the role we play during moments of national significance.”

The broadcaster wiped its schedules on both BBC One and BBC Two to run mirrored programmes about the Duke following his death, while BBC Four displayed a message urging people to switch over for a ‘major news report’.

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Line of Duty fans will love ITV’s new psychological thriller Too Close

Did anyone catch it last night?




If you’re not sure what to do with yourself while waiting for the next episode of Line of Duty, then ITV has got you covered.

The broadcaster’s new three-part drama series Too Close began last night, with episode two airing tonight.

Starring Emily Watson and Denise Gough, ITV’s gripping psychological thriller was written by author and actress Clara Salaman and directed by Sue Tully (Line of Duty).

The series was inspired by the novel of the same name, which was published under Clara’s pseudonym Natalie Daniels.

The mini-series premiered last night, Monday April 12th, and it focuses on the dangerous relationship between a forensic psychiatrist, Dr Emma Robertson (Emily Watson), and her patient.

Dr Robertson is assigned to work with Connie Mortenson (Denise Gough), a woman accused of an awful crime connected to the death of two young children – however, she claims she can’t remember a thing.

While the two women find themselves becoming dangerously close, it appears Dr Robertson might be ‘destroyed’ in the process of uncovering the truth.

Besides Watson and Gough, the series also stars Thalissa Teixeira, James Sives, Risteard Cooper, Chizzy Akudolu, Eileen Davies and Nina Wadia.

Too Close began last night on ITV, with the next episode airing tonight at 9pm and the following episode at the same time on Wednesday.

You can catch up on episode one here.

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Tipping Point is looking for Mancunians for the new series

Who’s up for it?



Tipping Point is on the hunt for Mancunians to star in the new series.

The ITV game show is looking for contestants for series 12, so if you know anyone who’d be perfect for it then let them know.

Hosted by Ben Shephard, Tipping Point gives people the chance to win thousands of pounds.

ITV says: “We are searching for fun, confident people who enjoy quizzing and would like the opportunity to win thousands of pounds using a combination of ​skill, judgement and chance.”


The hit show airs between 4pm and 5pm every weekday, and sees contestants answer questions on general knowledge, films, politics and other subjects before taking on the ‘tipping point’ machine.

Just like the coin pusher machines seen in the arcades of Blackpool and other seaside towns across the North West, contestants drop counters to win money.

People earn money from the silver counters which are worth £50, while ‘mystery counters’ and the £10,000 jackpot counter can also boost their cash pile.


Applicants must be 18 or over, and the deadline for applying is Friday May 7th – the last date for postal applications is Monday May 3rd.

To apply, either use ITV’s online application form here or email for postal entries.

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