Ruth Langsford in tears over pal Ruthie Henshall as she breaks down crying on Loose Women
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TV presenter Ruth Langsford was seen struggling to hold back tears while listening to I'm A celeb star Ruthie Henshall on Loose Women.
Singer and actress Ruthie appeared on the ITV show on Tuesday, 23 February, to discuss how care homes have been coping amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Breaking down during the programme, the 53 year old told viewers as well as panellists Ruth, Judi Love, Janet Street-Porter and Kéllé Bryan, how she's "watching her mother die from a window".
The West End star said she hadn't seen her mum Gloria in person since October after her stint on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, where she confessed she's "not a tough cookie" and missed home, and was desperate to go visit her.
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Ruthie said she was still in Wales when new Government guidelines meant only one person could visit their loved ones in a care home from behind a perspex screen.
As the star was away filming the reality TV series, the role came down to her sister. Speaking on her mum's worsening condition, she said: "I'm shocked by the shell of a women that I see.
"Before the first lockdown she was walking and talking. Four months later she couldn't walk, she couldn’t talk and they were mushing up her food."
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Tears streamed down her face as she continued: "I'm watching my mother die from a window. I'm sorry to get so emotional but it's so frustrating because… I can't work out what the Government are saying half the time."
As Ruthie spoke out about her heartbreaking experience, the camera panned onto Ruth, 60, who could be seen biting her lip as she held back tears of her own.
Ruthie, who has a heartbreaking past which almost led her to suicide, continued: "I think in years to come, we'll look back at this and look back at all these people who are in care homes who can't see their loved ones and gone downhill, and we will think, 'How did we let this happen?'"
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The star has now applied for a job at her mum's care home in an attempt to be closer to her to see if she can improve her condition.
However, it appears that even if she got the job, she may not be assigned to care for her own mum due to current rules.
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