A Place in the Sun's Laura Hamilton in tears at what kids told her in Jonnie Irwin tribute

Laura Hamilton is renowned for her role on A Place in the Sun
Laura Hamilton is renowned for her role on A Place in the Sun -Credit:Channel 4

Laura Hamilton has been flooded with support after she completed the London Marathon.

The A Place in the Sun presenter took on the ultimate running challenge yesterday in aid of Well Child. The 41-year-old also ran in tribute to her late co-host, Jonnie Irwin, who died in February and said she was "even more emotional" than she could have imagined after she finished the race.

She has taken to Instagram to share details of the run and said she nearly broke down in tears when her two children, Rocco and Tahlia, told her they were proud of her in a FaceTime call during the race. She said: "I honestly can’t believe that today I ran the @londonmarathon. For someone who has never enjoyed long distance running this was a massive undertaking for me.

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"Back in September @wellchild asked me if I would run for them. I have been an ambassador for this amazing charity for over 14 years so I decided to take on the challenge and fundraise for them. So many people have asked me throughout my training ‘what time are you going for?’… it was never about that for me. This was about completing a challenge and helping the charity.

"I was running at a really good pace until mile 18 when I needed to stop for a wee. I then hit the wall at mile 20. The support from the crowd was like nothing I’d experienced before. People shouting my name and cheering me on most definitely helped me power on through.

"I managed a FaceTime call with Rocco and Tahlia and when they both told me how proud they were I struggled to hold back the tears. I also thought a lot about @jonnieirwin and running in his honour."

Laura congratulated her fellow competitors in the marathon and urged people to try their hand at the running challenge. She said: "If you ran the marathon today WELL DONE.

"You should be unbelievably proud of what you have achieved irrelevant of your finish time. I also want to say a MASSIVE thank you to all of my friends who were there supporting me today, those who were supporting at home and to those who sent messages of encouragement.

"If I can run a marathon, YOU CAN." Celebrity fans and followers took to the comments with messages of support after the update.

Good Morning Britain's Laura Tobin said: " Huge congratulations xxx" Lucy Alexander added: "Well done."

Danni Menzies shares a series of raised hand emojis.

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