Tom Parker's widow and children to support Siva Kaneswaran at Dancing On Ice
Tom Parker's widow and children will be supporting Siva Kaneswaran as he pays tribute to his late The Wanted bandmate on 'Dancing On Ice' on Sunday (05.03.23) evening.
The skating celebrities will this week perform a personal routine and the 34-year-old singer and his professional partner Klabera Komini will perform to his band's own track 'Gold Forever' in honour of the late star, who died from a brain tumour last March.
And Kelsey Parker is planning to be in the audience for the performance along with her and Tom's kids Aurelia, three, and two-year-old Bodhi, though she admitted the tribute is likely to "break" her.
She told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "I've told the kids we are going to watch Uncle Siva, that he's dancing to Daddy's song, and there are going to be pictures of Daddy around - and they are so excited.
"It is going to be really tough for me to sit there, because the song makes me so emotional. But then it's bittersweet, because I'm going to be so proud of Siva, and I want to celebrate Tom. It's nearly a year since we lost him, and he would still want to be in everyone's thoughts.
"So why wouldn't we celebrate him? But it doesn't make it any less hard.
"That we are going to watch someone pay tribute to Tom, dancing to his song is incredible, but it is going to break me."
Kelsey thinks it is "important" to keep Tom's name in the public eye because she wants to campaign for more funding into brain tumour research, so she's thankful Siva will be paying tribute to his friend.
She said: "I have a platform and I want to use it. Tom would have wanted me to use it too. It is shocking how little funding goes into researching brain tumours, and I have the passion to campaign for more, because it really infuriates me.
"If more funding was channelled into that research, Tom would be here. That is why it is so important that we are still talking about him, and that Siva will go on Dancing on Ice tonight to celebrate him. I know that whatever he does will be beautiful.
"It will be tough, but I am going to take deep breaths and try to enjoy it."