Davina McCall Opens Up About Her Sister’s Death On This Morning

The 48-year-old has an emotional chat with hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield...

Davina McCall held back tears on This Morning today, after telling viewers what it was like losing her half-sister Caroline Baday to cancer.

The ex-Big Brother host was chatting about her new book Lessons I’ve Learned when presenter Phillip Schofield asked her about Caroline’s death in 2012.

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Davina McCall spoke about her sister to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield

Davina bravely opened up about the close relationship she and her sibling shared, saying: ‘When Brad and Angelina split up, she would’ve been the first person I called. She loved things like that. So I called her friend instead.

‘We both spoke about her bravery in dying and her acceptance of death, her willingness to say: “I know this is going to happen and I’m not going to freak out and fight it the whole way and not make you all really upset with your fear.”

‘I’m not scared of dying now. She went through it with such dignity.’

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Davina McCall’s sister passed away in 2012

Speaking of her final moments, an emotional Davina added: ‘She was amazing, but when she went, it was so peaceful.’

Fans were quick to support the Long Lost Family presenter, with many praising Davina on Twitter. One wrote: ‘Davina is an absolute inspiration #thismorning.’

Another added: ‘I love Davina McCall, didn’t realise how much she’d gone through #ThisMorning.’

Viewers also applauded the star for talking so candidly about her battle with a heroin addiction.

She told Phillip and co-host Holly Willoughby: ‘My addiction was me trying to fill a void,’ to which Holly asked: ‘How did you know when you had hit rock bottom?’

Davina explained: ‘Everyone is different, but for me, it was when my friend said: “Everyone is talking about you and what a mess you are, that changed things.”

Davina McCall

‘I always wore make-up, I had a job, I didn’t steal. I thought I was fully-functioning. But I wasn’t, that was the thing. My cover was blown.

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‘When you hate yourself so much, you think you are worthless. Someone would smile at me and I wouldn’t understand why as I wasn’t worth anything.

‘I went to AA meetings and someone wanted to take me for a coffee and I couldn’t understand why. I didn’t even have any money.

‘I had to try and love myself but I didn’t even like myself, so it was a big leap.’

Wow. Davina is one inspirational lady, and we can’t wait to read her book.

By Naomi Bartram