Davina McCall became emotional during an appearance on This Morning on Thursday while discussing the death of her sister four years ago.
The TV star was on the ITV programme promoting her new book Lessons I’ve Learned which includes the experience of losing her half-sister Caroline to cancer in 2012.
Davina told viewers how Caroline used to “pull it out the bag for her friends when she was absolutely exhausted, to make them feel better”.
“When she went, she went so peaceful,” Davina told Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
She also revealed how Caroline, who was just 50 when she died, gave away her belongings to friends and family before she passed away: “She wrapped up little gifts of her clothes and her jewellery before she died, and she didn’t have much, she was terrible with money, but everything she had she gave away before she died.”
As she tried to continue, the 48-year-old begun to break down so Phillip intervened telling her: “Don’t! It’s in the book. Leave it, leave it.”
During Caroline’s short illness, Davina documented her sister’s struggle on Twitter.
Lessons I’ve Learned also explores the former Big Brother presenter’s drug and addiction problems.
She told This Morning: “I didn’t do all of the things other junkies did, I wore make-up, I put on a front. But I didn’t get away with it.
“My friend told me I was the talk of dinner parties, I thought I’d hidden it so well.”