Louise Minchin and Jon Kay returned to BBC Breakfast this morning to share a heartwarming Christmas message with viewers from a care home in Somerset. The staff had locked themselves away in the care home for three months during the pandemic to keep those that live there safe, and the touching tribute residents’ families paid to the staff left Louise in tears.
BBC Breakfast introduced the families to choir master Daniel McDwyer who formed a secret Christmas choir with the help of the care home owner Christopher Dando.
Once the heartwarming clip had aired, Louise struggled to speak as the emotional segment had clearly touched her.
In tears, she said: “It’s really been a year hasn’t it.”
“i can’t speak it,” she added. “I’ve gone very early, I’m sorry.”
“Stop the waterworks Louise,” Jon teased. “Really powerful.”
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