Bereaved TV presenter Simon Thomas makes New Year’s resolution to ‘just get through another day’

Simon Thomas pictured with Gemma in Dereham St. Nicholas Church. Photo: Adrian Judd

Simon Thomas pictured with Gemma in Dereham St. Nicholas Church. Photo: Adrian Judd - Credit: Archant © 2004

Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas has shared two poignant messages as he made a New Year's resolution to 'just get through another day'.

Scenes from the Norfolk Sports Awards 2016 held at Open in Norwich - Sky Sports Simon Thomas. Pictur

Scenes from the Norfolk Sports Awards 2016 held at Open in Norwich - Sky Sports Simon Thomas. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The Norfolk-raised presenter's wife, Gemma, died in November just three days after being diagnosed with leukaemia.

Since, Mr Thomas has posted a number of heartfelt messages on Twitter.

As 2017 came to a close, he said January fills him 'with a stomach churning dread'.

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He said: 'The unavoidable, inescapable return to the house we so loved, yet now breathes the loss of the woman who poured her heart and creativity into making it our dream home.


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'The silence that has always felt so peaceful, is now a painful, claustrophobic one as I crave that front door to open again and her smiling face to come walking back in.'

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This morning (Tuesday) he added: 'Since Gemma went I've managed 30 seconds in our bedroom before breaking down. The room where we slept and held each other, now a room of pain.'

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He said friends had been 'beyond amazing' and added 'the darkness will hopefully not overcome'.

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A fundraising page set up by Mr Thomas has now raised more than £10,000 for Maggie's Centres, which offers support to people affected by cancer.

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