Frank Skinner breaks down in tears on radio show after horrific news | The SunApril 10, 2023
Frank Skinner broke down in tears live on his radio show today as he revealed some tragic news.
The legendary broadcaster, 66, became overcome with emotion in the closing moments of his Absolute Radio show as he told listeners that a close friend and former co-host, Gareth Richards, is fighting for his life.
Frank said: "One thing you have to learn to do in this line of work is out on a false front and the show must go, that's what happened this morning."
Talking to his co-host Emily Dean, he continued: "We have been doing this show for 14 years and when we first did the pilot for it, me and Emily, it was rubbish, just the two of us. Couldn't do it.
"We got a guest on the next one who was Gareth Richards, who was brilliant on her and we asked him to do the show. and so for the first few years it was me , Em and Gareth.
"He became a very close friend and has supported me on tour. Gareth and Emily are very, very close."
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Frank then revealed Gareth was in a very bad way after a devastating accident earlier in the week.
He explained, while being choked with tears: "Gareth was in a very big road accident this week and it is not looking great for Gareth. He is in hospital and he is fighting and it's not looking great. I didn't want to do this show without mentioning him."
The Three Lions singer then begged any listeners who have any form of faith to offer up their prayers for his pal.
Frank added: "He is a fantastic bloke. I don't know if any of you do pray but if you do, give one for Gareth this week."
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Clearly emotional, Emily chipped in: "We love you, Gareth."
"We do," second Frank. "I am not going to pretend, it's bad but you know, there is always hope."
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