MY Mum, Your Dad star Roger Hawes left his daughter Jess in tears while discussing his late wife Joanna’s cancer battle.
My Mum, Your Dad star Roger Hawes discussed his late wife Joanna’s cancer battle[/caption]
He left his daughter Jess in tears as she watched from the surveillance room[/caption]
The TV contestant lost his partner to the disease 18 months ago, after she discovered melanoma behind her ear.
Joanna subsequently “fell asleep on the sofa and never woke up”, he said in a previous installment.
His daughter Jess, 28, watched the scenes unfold in a secret surveillance room alongside the other contestants’ children.
She wiped away tears, admitting, “It’s just weird hearing him say it because he doesn’t really talk about it.
“It’s like, everyone sort of knows who they are but they’re missing one piece, whereas his piece has been taken, and he’s lost everything.
“She was his hype man. You know what we’re saying about his confidence and everything? He’s a totally different person.
“He’s always been confident. He’s always had my mum there telling him, ‘You’re a good looking man, you’re my man,’ type thing, and he’s lost all that.”
The network rail planner added: “He said to me that he wishes it was him that had died instead of my mum, because he doesn’t think he’s good enough to look after us without her, whereas she could have looked after us without him.
“We found notes that she’d left us afterwards, and in those notes, that’s where she said, like, ‘I want you to move on, I want you to find love.’”
Roger has been getting friendly with Scottish tech advisor Caroline McGirr, 51, and he’s been open about his past with her.
He explained that he’d been in a relationship with Joanna for 37 years before she died, and that she had already battled breast cancer.
Roger revealed: “[My wife] had breast cancer about three or four years ago and she got over that and we thought, ‘Brilliant’.
“And then we were on holiday in Italy and I just looked behind her ear and it was irritating her. Just a little spot behind her ear.
“I said, ‘You need to get that checked, Jo, when we get back’. And she did and she got seen to really quick.
“And it was melanoma. She didn’t know at that time that the cancer had gone to her brain.”
Recalling the moment his wife passed away, he continued: “She said, ‘I’m very tired’. I said, ‘Come on, I’ll put you to bed or do you want to go on the settee?’
“She said, ‘Put me on the settee’. And then I came in about half an hour later and obviously I should have just phoned for an ambulance straight away.
“She basically never woke up again.”
The postman has been open about his past with Scottish tech advisor Caroline McGirr[/caption]
Roger and Joanna are pictured before her passing[/caption]
September 14, 2023 at 05:16PM
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