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Captain Sir Tom Moore's daughter Hannah chokes up on GMB over 'difficult' loss of father

Mirror logo Mirror 23/02/2021 Charlotte Tutton
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Captain Sir Tom Moore's daughter Hannah is no stranger to Good Morning Britain, having often accompanied her father on the ITV show over the past nine months.

But following the sad news of his death earlier this month aged 100, Hannah returned to the show in her first solo interview with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid.

Piers commented that it was strange to have her on the show without her much-loved father, with Hannah left fighting back tears as she opened up on the family's "difficult" loss.

As Piers and Susanna asked about Sir Tom and his incredible legacy, she revealed how proud she and her father were about what they had achieved in under a year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Hannah was immediately overcome with emotion, as she was asked about how she was coping with her huge loss ahead of his funeral on the weekend.

a person looking at the camera: The emotional daughter of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore returned to Good Morning Britain for the first time since his death © ITV The emotional daughter of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore returned to Good Morning Britain for the first time since his death

Choking up, Hannah began crying as she shared the "emotional" grief she was experiencing daily, and revealed what she missed about the national treasure.

Piers offered his condolences on behalf of himself and Susanna, as well as the entire GMB team.

Speaking about her dad's incredible achievements, she said: "I think it is really difficult, we have lost a bit of our family and it's really hard to say. It feels emotional just to say it.

a person wearing a suit and tie: Sir Tom died aged 100 earlier this month © ITV Sir Tom died aged 100 earlier this month

"What an extraordinary man. I do want to say thank you Piers and Susanna and everyone who is watching for the incredible support you gave the family over the past year.

"What a journey we’ve been on and what a beacon of hope and light he became to the world. We miss him terribly, but we know that his legacy lives on."

Hannah revealed that she and her dad had an open chat about what type of send off he would want prior to his death, so she knew exactly what he was hoping for.

Piers Morgan, Susanna Reid are posing for a picture: Piers offered his condolences on behalf of himself and Susanna, as well as the entire GMB team © ITV Piers offered his condolences on behalf of himself and Susanna, as well as the entire GMB team

She said: "We were really close, we talked about everything. Of course he was older, the concept of talking about his death was a real one.

"His wishes were really clear, he said he would like to be cremated, he would like his ashes to be taken up to the family grave in Yorkshire and he was also very prescriptive about the songs that he wanted to be played and that he wanted us to have Victoria sponge cake and sandwiches afterwards and he was very pleased he wouldn’t be having to make them."

a person smiling for the camera: Choking up, Hannah began crying as she shared the © ITV Choking up, Hannah began crying as she shared the

Piers asked if it was true that he wanted the words "Told you I was old" on his tombstone, and Hannah laughed as she confirmed.

She said: "It really is. He had a sense of humour, that humour runs in the family. He said he just wanted people to look and not be sad, and give us a bit of joy."

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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