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Simon Thomas admits to feeling 'lonely at times' since the death of wife Gemma

Simon Thomas appeared on This Morning to launch his new mental health series (Photo: ITV)
Simon Thomas appeared on This Morning to launch his new mental health series (Photo: ITV)

Simon Thomas has admitted feeling “lonely” since the death of his wife Gemma.

Thomas, who sadly lost his beloved wife to blood cancer acute myeloid leukaemia in November 2017, revealed how he was feeling during the latest episode of This Morning.

Having teamed up with the ITV daytime show to produce Pursuits Of Happiness – a three part documentary looking at mental health and alternative therapies – Thomas spoke candidly about his on-going relationship with grief.

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Referencing his loss in relation to their son Ethan, Thomas explained: “Now it is just [Ethan] in the morning, when he gets dressed it does feel lonely at times.”

“There’s no chance to sit down with Gemma and talk about Ethan and his hopes for him,” he added.

Recalling how heartbreaking it was to watch his son calling out for his mum and not being able to do anything, Thomas continued to comment: “The amount of times in that first year and he was ill and he would cry out mummy and there’s nothing you can do about that.”

Simon and Gemma’s son Ethan featured in the clip (Photo: ITV)
Simon and Gemma’s son Ethan featured in the clip (Photo: ITV)

The former Sky Sports presenter also spoke about his documentary, which featured him talking to teenagers about the importance of being outdoors.

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After going on a hike in Ken Galls in Scotland, Thomas said: “When you think about the mental health world you think right doctors, counselling, the idea of sitting in a room with someone and offloading your heart your soul.

“As I sat down the youngsters before we began to film… I struggled with depression and anxiety and I saw the walls come down.”

He added: “Sadly, how many of their stories came out of bullying, [it’s awful] hearing that as a father to Ethan who is nine years old, still away from the online world…”