DIY SOS star Billy Byrne choked again tears as he mentioned his daughter’s heartbreaking demise throughout a poignant Kids in Want episode final night time.
The electrician, 73, who has labored on the TV present since 1999 alongside presenter Nick Knowles, talked about his daughter Emma who handed away 20 years in the past on the age of 20.
The daddy grew to become emotional as he defined how the tragic loss has affected him and Emma’s three siblings – revealing it is just lately that he has sought counselling for the grief.
Within the particular episode, the DIY crew was tasked with serving to the Treetops Hospice in Risley, Derbyshire, create a brand new area with remedy rooms. The hospice helps adults with life-limiting situations.
Billy stated: ‘The rationale I get, as I do, emotional, we misplaced our daughter Emma however she had three sisters. If that they had one thing like this they may have really shared it with different individuals who had been in the identical place as they had been.’
DIY SOS star Billy Byrne choked again tears as he mentioned his daughter’s heartbreaking demise
‘Inside them, they could not let it out,’ he continued.
‘And at a bereavement place, you possibly can discuss let it out and meet individuals who have been in the identical place as you.’
Addressing Billy’s personal emotions, Nick requested: ‘It took you 20 years to actually get some counselling?’
‘It was so relieving, speaking. It was only a exhausting time however we’re doing issues for different individuals and that is good,’ Billy replied.
The hospice, which has been operating for 40 years, assists adults with life-limiting situations – however hopes to increase its companies to assist bereaved kids within the new constructing.
Final night time’s episode of DIY SOS featured a younger boy whose brother was murdered and finest pal died of most cancers.
Nick Knowles offered the poignant Kids in Want episode on 16 November
The crew was tasked with serving to the Treetops Hospice in Risley, Derbyshire, create a brand new area with remedy rooms
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Explaining how Treetops helped him, he stated: ‘I went on and off to Treetops for a couple of years and it did take loads of persuading for me to keep it up.
‘I did not need assist, I wished to remain indignant as I did not know be anything.
‘Counselling allowed me to have one thing for a very long time I assumed I would by no means have once more – a smile. It saved my life.’
Electrician Billy beforehand opened up about his heartbreaking loss throughout an episode of the renovation programme in 2020, saying: ‘You have to settle for that she was a part of our lives for 20 years.
‘Let’s discuss in regards to the 20 years that she was nice and glad. We are able to cease shedding tears – nevertheless it’s exhausting.’