Piers Morgan reduced to tears by GMB viewer’s letter ‘You never know who’s watching’
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Piers Morgan has received a letter from a 75-year-old woman who lost her husband in 2019. The heart-breaking note said the presenter gave her a reason to get out of bed, after she was left “devastated and alone” by the loss of her partner.
Father-of-four Piers admitted that the note had had a “profound” effect on him and made him realise the responsibility that came with his job.
He pointed out that you never know who is watching when you are on television and what is going on in their lives.
He said it made him aware of how “damaging” the TV could potentially be for people and their mental health.
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Piers posted a picture of the letter on his Instagram account, in view of his 1.4 million followers.
It read: “Dear Piers, I am writing to a TV programme for the first time in my life and I am 75.
“My husband died in December 2019, after 57 years together, and I was left devastated and alone.”
The viewer went on to say that she loved his “hard-hitting” interviews on Good Morning Britain and the show had made her smile, in what has been the “worst year of her life”.
The note continued: “I can truthfully say that watching you three mornings a week on GMB has given me a reason to get out of bed.
“I love your hard-hitting interviews, and you have managed to make me smile now and again.
“This has been the worst year of my life and you have been shining a light into my darkness.
“Thank you. Yours sincerely, Linda.”
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In his column for The Daily Mail, Piers said the letter made him very emotional.
He said that nothing can compare to the “personal impact” of a hand-written note.
“Her letter brought a tear to my eye and served as a reminder not just of the power of written words, but also of the power and responsibility that rests on the shoulders of all TV presenters when we beam into millions of homes,” he wrote.
“You never know who’s watching, what’s going on in their lives, or how valuable – and, conversely, potentially damaging – that little screen can be to their mental health.”
Piers, who recently penned Wake Up, said he had received two letters in addition to Linda’s, which he valued.
One message was from Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and the other was from Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Prince Charles’ wife thanked the author for her copy of his book, which she requested, while Fergie’s letter contained a positive review of the book.
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