This Morning pays emotional on air tribute to guest Matty Lock after death aged 19
This Morning paid an on air tribute to one of its guests who passed away at the age of 19.
Matty Lock, who had a love of vacuum cleaners, sadly died at the weekend, and the show’s hosts Holly Willoughby and Dermot O’Leary paid tribute to him at the beginning of today’s programme.
Dermot said: "We've got some heartbreaking and horrible news to share with you this morning. One of the This Morning family members, Matty Lock, passed away this weekend.”
Holly continued by recalling the “joy” he brought to everyone who worked on This Morning as she said: "He was a much loved member of This Morning family and never failed to bring joy to our studio, with an infectious passion for technology and gadgets, which was truly unique."
"We send our deepest condolences to his family," Holly added as they remembered Matty's passion for gadgets.
The show first paid tribute to Matty yesterday, September 10, on X, formerly known as Twitter.
In a post, a statement from the show read: "Everyone at This Morning is shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Matty Lock, aged just 19.
“He was a delightful young man, a joy to work with and his passion for vacuum cleaners and general mechanics was infectious.
“His family came to the studio and they were so proud that he’d turned a childhood hobby into a career. We will miss him and send our condolences to his family."
Holly, 42, also penned: "Just so unbelievably sad. Such a lovely and talented young man… sending my love to his friends and family, this must be such a difficult time.”
Matty owned 150 vacuums and first sat down with Holly and former host Philip Schofield three years ago to talk about his hobby.
He explained that he had turned it into a business and would take them apart and fix them before returning them to their owners
In another tribute on her Instagram Stories following the sad news of Matty's death, Holly wrote: "So shocked and saddened to hear the news today.
"Matty was a wonderful person with a true passion for what he did… my love goes out to his friends and family and what must be a very difficult time."
Dermot said: "Awful news. What a lovely guy. X,"
Another regular presenter who appears on the sofa, Craig Doyle, added: "Ah no, what a lovely young man, this is such tragic news. Rest in Peace Matty."
Rylan Clark, who previously presented on the show also paid tribute: "God that’s really sad. Sending love x.”
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