‘I feel upset, trapped and powerless:’ Good Morning Britain’s Alex Beresford reveals his step-grandmother has died after contracting coronavirus
- Alex Beresford tweeted news of his step-grandmother’s death on Wednesday
- He said she passed away ‘on her own’ due to the COVID – 39 lockdown
- Alex added he cannot even ‘hug his mum’ due to nationwide restrictions
- His tweet was flooded with messages of sympathy from his GMB colleages
- on Wednesday the number UK coronavirus deaths rose by 868 to ,
- Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID
Good Morning Britain’s Alex Beresford’s step-grandmother has died of
(The weather presenter,
, Tweet the sad news to fans on Wednesday, saying he feels’ upset, trapped and powerless’ as he cannot mourn the loss with his family due to lockdown restrictions.
Alex’s post was soon flooded with messages of sympathy from his followers and GMB colleagues, including Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid.
Tragedy: Good Morning Britain’s Alex Beresford’s step-grandmother has died of coronavirus (pictured in 2018)
‘Upset and trapped’: The weather presenter revealed the sad news to his fans on Twitter, explaining his step-grandmother passed away ‘on her own’ during the lockdown
In his tweet Alex wrote: ‘My lovely step grandmother died on her own tonight! I can’t even go to my mums to hug her or my stepdad.
‘They also can ‘t leave the house because they are vulnerable and I doubt they would let us in to pay our respects. I feel upset, trapped and powerless! ‘
The post was soon flooded with messages of sympathy, including some from his GMB colleagues.
Hard: Alex told his followers that due to the lockdown he couldn’t even hug his mum or stepfather Piers Morgan wrote: ‘Awful. So sorry mate, ‘while Susanna Reid replied:’ Oh Alex. I am so so sorry. ‘
Ben Shephard wrote:’ Alex I am so so sorry sending love pal, ‘while Charlotte Hawkins tweeted:’ So sorry to hear that Alex – sending love xxx. ‘
Just hours earlier Alex had tweeted his thanks to NHS volunteers for assisting with caring for his mum, who had been advised to self-isolate during the pandemic.
Sending love: The post was soon flooded with messages of sympathy, including some from his GMB colleagues.
In a video he explained a volunteer had delivered her food and medication and praised volunteers for stepping up during the nationwide crisis.
He said: ‘You helped me today, not directly but my mum got one of the letters saying she needs to stay inside until June.
‘So, as a son I’ve been stepping up as you do, I’ve been going to the shops for her and collecting her medication on a weekly basis. In between presenting the weather.
Getting some help: Just hours earlier Alex had tweeted his thanks to NHS volunteers for assisting with caring for his mum, who had been advised to self-isolate during the pandemic
But today I did not have to do that because a lovely lady, I don’t know her name I wish I knew her name, delivered my mum’s medication right to the doorstep, with a smile. Happy to help.
‘And my mum also received one of the food parcels which we were amazing just how much great food was in the food parcels, so thank you so much for helping my mum, make my day a bit easier as well.
‘You didn’t have to sign up, but you signed up and it touched me today. ‘
The number of deaths from coronavirus in the UK rose by to , (on Wednesday, with 4,
while the country Is expected to extend its lockdown by three weeks, England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty said in Wednesday’s Downing Street press briefing that he believes the crisis may have already peaked.
The positive news came as NHS hospitals said they were coping well with the influx of patients and have enough capacity in intensive care for anyone who needs it.
Government figures have already shown the number of hospital admissions is ‘plateauing’, and senior officials say Britain is finall y starting to see the benefits of the lockdown imposed on March 23.
Friendly: He explained a ‘lovely lady’ her delivered his mum her medication and a food parcel