Loose Women have sent messages of love and support to their co-star Judi Love after the death of her father Albert.
The comedian announced the news on Wednesday on Instagram, telling her followers she feels ’empty and heartbroken’.
Judi, 40, was meant to be part of the panel on Thursday afternoon but decided to take the day off to grieve.
At the top of the episode host Kaye Adams briefly paused the programme to send a message to their friend.
Before reading out Judi’s tribute, she said: ‘We all want to send our very, very best wishes to our friend Judi Love. Judi was supposed to be with us today but has taken today off because of the sad news that her dad Albert has passed away.’
Panelist Nadia Sawalha noted how hard it must have been for Judi to not be able to see her father, who lives in Jamaica, before he died.
She added: ‘I spoke to Judi yesterday. I think because obviously her father was out in Jamaica, like so many people last year, people not being able to come together.
‘So we’re sending a big, big hug Judi. We love you.’
‘We absolutely do,’ Kaye added.
Revealing the family tragedy on Instagram this week, Judi said: ‘I feel empty and heartbroken for many reasons ??? RIP Dad ?.
‘These last few weeks I tried to make you comfortable, I tried to get to you dad, I really did. Rest Well ?.’
She did not reveal the cause of his death.
Judi received messages of support from her celebrity pals passing on their condolences, including This Morning host Ruth Langsford who said: ‘So sorry Judi…condolences to you and your family. Sending you the biggest hug ❤️.’
Radio 1 presenter Rickie Haywood-Williams said: ‘Sending you and your family Love and Light Judi.’
Nicola McClean said: ‘Sorry to hear that ❤️,’ while Scarlett Moffatt left a heart emoji.
Judi’s mum died in 2009 following a battle with dementia.
Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.