If you tuned in to BBC Breakfast this morning you were probably one of the many viewers left in tears from an emotional segment.
A pensioner from Oldham appeared on the show on Wednesday to talk about loneliness. Terrence explained that Christmas was ‘not a very good day’ for him, since his mum died 20 years ago.
Presenter Dan Walker was so touched by Terrence’s story he decided to organise a surprise for the Greater Manchester man – who had spent the last 20 Christmas Days on his own – this morning.
The pensioner would usually spend Christmas Day watching TV and eating a sandwich rather than the traditional dinner, and never usually bought a Christmas tree.
However, this year students from Oldham College brought festive cheer to his doorstep, gifting him a Christmas tree which they decorated together, before he was led outside to see the student choir singing Silent Night outside his house.
The festive surprise left Terrence in tears, as it did a lot of viewers. One wrote underneath the video on Twitter: “You [Dan Walker], are a legend. My husband and I watched this story earlier this morning and we were both in tears. You’ve made such a difference to Terence’s Christmas this year, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Merry Christmas.”
And it turns out Terrence is no stranger to helping others himself, as he volunteers for Age UK, doing home visits to see a 90-year-old with severe dementia called Nancy.
He said: “I love doing volunteering, it’s helped me so much. I used to always be on my own. I am giving something back, because Age UK give me hope in the first place.”
What an absolute legend! We all hope you have a great Christmas and New Year Terrence.
Netflix announces The Sinner series three release date
It looks creepy…
Fans of the mystery-thriller The Sinner have waited almost a year since the last series, but Netflix has finally confirmed the date of the latest offering.
The third installment of the hit show will be coming to screens from June 19th in the UK, a lot sooner than fans had first thought.
The show is executive produced by Jessica Biel and follows the story of Detective Harry Ambrose played by Bill Pullman.
Ambrose investigates a routine traffic incident in New York but quickly realises nothing is as it seems, and there is something much more serious and sinister about the case.
The new series features Matt Bomer who fans might recognise from American Horror Story, playing Jamie Burns, an unsuspecting resident of Dorchester whose dark past comes to life in the investigation.
The new series promises to be the most shocking yet. The trailers have been released showing Jamie Burns in the aftermath of the crash, tormented by his past life.
Old clip of June and Leon Bernicoff discussing the afterlife leaves Gogglebox fans in tears
“I’d join you, you see. Always, June”.
Last week, it was announced that June Bernicoff had sadly passed away, just three years after her husband Leon.
An emotional clip of the Gogglebox stars discussing meeting in the afterlife has now resurfaced.
June passed away at the age of 82 last week, at home with her family by her side, after suffering a short illness.
June and Leon were part of the original Gogglebox cast and definitely a favourite across the country, with many people loving watching their relationship.
In the unearthed clip, the couple discussed meeting in the afterlife while watching the end of the film Gladiator.
A teary-eye Leon said: ‘There they are. His son and wife. I reckon he’s died and he’s joining them. I like to think that’s true, you know.”
June replied: “Yeah, well you do don’t you. Especially when you get to our age,” wiping tears from her eyes.
“I think so, I believe it. I’d join you, you see. Always, June”, Leon replied, before adding, “Sad isn’t it”.
New Netflix murder mystery White Lines should be your next binge-watch
Get it on the list…
White Lines comes from the creator of Money Heist and follows the story of a Mancunian woman searching for the answers of a mystery from her past.
The steamy and violent show is set in Ibiza, and Laura Haddock plays Zoe Walker, who goes to the island looking for answers about the disappearance of her brother Axel 20 years ago.
The program is intertwined with flashbacks of the handsome burgeoning DJ Axel, and what he got up to in Ibiza in the events leading up to his untimely death.
White Lines stars Luther’s Laura Haddock, Nuno Lopez, Tom Rhys, Danny Mays, Cell Spellman, Marta Milans, Angela Griffin, Belen Lopez and plenty more.
The show looks sexy, violent and intriguing, as Zoe becomes embroiled with the seedy criminal underbelly of the party island.
White Lines will be on Netflix from May 15th and promises to be the ultimate binge – as well as a taste of the summer holidays we will be missing out on this year.