ITV chat show Richard Madeley host drove to Norfolk to say emotional goodbye to his mother

PUBLISHED: 11:54 06 April 2014 | UPDATED: 11:54 06 April 2014

Richard Madeley. Photo credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Richard Madeley. Photo credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Former ITV This Morning host Richard Madeley drove to a care home in Norfolk to be at her side just hours before she died, it has been revealed.

Mr Madeley, who also hosted shows on Channel 5 with his wife Judy Finnigan, has paid tribute to his mother Mary who has died aged 82 after suffering from lung cancer.

According to a report in the Sunday Mirror, Mr Madeley, 57, drove to a care home in the county to be with his mum before she passed away last Saturday.

He described how his Canadian-born mum squeezed his hand as he thanked her for his happy childhood and all she had done for him.

He said: “I looked back at her and blew her a last, silent kiss.

“She opened her eyes at that precise moment, smiled, and incredibly, found the strength to blow one back. A few hours later her 82 years of life flickered out.”

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