Simon Thomas shares inspirational plans moving forward after wife's tragic death

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Simon Thomas vows to move forward after wife’s tragic passing. (PA)

Simon Thomas has further talked about moving forward with his son following the sudden death of his wife.

The former Blue Peter presenter and current Sky Sports host has spoken at length in recent days about life as a single parent as he raises awareness for Bloodwise, a charity that funds research into all types of blood cancer.

Last week, he made an emotional appearance on This Morning to discuss how he and his eight-year-old son, Ethan, were coping with the devastation of losing his wife, Gemma, to acute myeloid leukaemia last year.

Simon appeared on This Morning at the end of February. (ITV)

There was an outpouring of sympathy during the interview from viewers, and Simon has since shared one touching moment of kindness from a stranger moved by his situation.

Simon, 45, has now revealed on Twitter how he and his son plan to move forward in the hope of building ‘new memories’ together.

‘I’m trying to think of ideas and adventures to plan with Ethan,’ he said. And went on to express rthat he wanted to ‘give him lots of new memories after Mum going.’

‘I’m thinking of getting a camper van so we can go off together and see different places.’

Simon also posted a note on his Instagram, showing the sweet message to his son about being ‘awesome’ and captioning it ‘A new week………’

‘Do more of what makes you awesome’,” the shared handwritten note says.

He added: ‘My boy you are awesome and so very brave. It’s a new week. Let’s kick some more butt! Love you, Daddy.’

Gemma passed away just days after being diagnosed, and Simon has vowed to raise awareness and keep talking about it in order to aid research and prevent such tragedies for happening.

For more information on the disease, click here.

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