Loose Women's Gloria Hunniford in hospital dash after husband's terrifying health scare

Loose Women's Gloria Hunniford
Loose Women's Gloria Hunniford -Credit:ITV

Loose Women's Gloria Hunniford has opened up about a terrifying experience in her personal life, after husband Stephen Way suffered a suspected stroke right in front of her eyes.

With Monday's episode of the ITV lunchtime programme extended by an hour, there was a wealth of topics on the menu for discussion and, midway through the show, Gloria and colleagues Coleen Nolan, Denise Welch and Brenda Edwards were joined by Lorraine regular Dr Amir Khan, who arrived on the panel to talk about the warning signs of a stroke.

And it was at that point that Gloria spoke about the history of strokes in her family, firstly talking about her father's stroke, before going onto explain what happened with Stephen. Gloria told her Loose Women co-stars that she was just about to leave the house for work one morning when she noticed something was very wrong with her other half.

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"I was ready to go out for work one day; there was a car waiting to take me filming and I was outside the door. Stephen my husband, he like fell into the room and I went 'what's happening to you?' He said his arm was like marshmallow and he couldn't feel anything. So, warning bells, because there are other strokes in my family.

"I said to him 'Why don't you lie down on the bed and see if it eases' and in the meantime I went next door and I rang my GP and he said to take him to the hospital immediately. So with the car waiting downstairs to take me to work, we got him to hospital and, as you may know, if you go to A&E and say my husband is having a heart attack or a stroke, they take you like that."

Gloria then added that the doctor who saw her and Stephen kept asking how long it had been since Steven had the stroke, explaining the time frame was crucial, as, looking out into the studio audience she said: "If you think anyone around you is having a stroke, get them to the hospital straight away. I believe that saved Stephen's life."