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A Place In The Sun host Laura Hamilton emotionally reveals her grandfather has passed away

A Place In The Sun host Laura Hamilton emotionally reveals her grandfather passed away while she was away filming in Crete

Laura Hamilton has paid tribute to her grandfather after he passed away aged 89 while she was filming A Place In The Sun in Crete.

The TV host, 38, emotionally revealed that just hours after she landed in the country to film the new series her grandfather had ‘taken a turn for the worse’.

Laura admitted she felt ‘lucky’ she had spent the past 38 years with her ‘Pops’, and also that he got to meet her children Rocco, six, and Tahlia, five.

Sad news: Laura Hamilton has paid tribute to her grandfather after he passed away aged 89 while she was filming A Place In The Sun in Crete

The media personality honoured her grandfather with two black and white pictures, which were posted alongside a lengthy caption about what he meant to her.

Laura penned: ‘Pops was 89. He was an incredible man… Hardworking, kind, supportive and loving with a sparky, ‘can do’ attitude and a great personality…

‘As his eldest grand daughter I had a very special bond with him… and although travelling through my job meant I didn’t get to see him as regularly as I would have liked.

Heartbreaking: The TV host, 38, emotionally revealed that just hours after she landed in the country to film the new series her grandfather had 'taken a turn for the worse'

Heartbreaking: The TV host, 38, emotionally revealed that just hours after she landed in the country to film the new series her grandfather had ‘taken a turn for the worse’

‘When I did see him I always gave him a pedicure, massaged his legs and feet. He even let me give him a haircut after lockdown! I loved looking after him…’

She added: ‘Losing someone you love is never easy, and I appreciate that a lot of people have lost loved ones over the last few months…

‘The last time I lost a grandparent was when I was age 13, and whilst I feel incredibly emotional and sad at this time.’ 

Supportive: Later in the day, Laura took to her Instagram Stories to thank her followers for their kind words after announcing the news on social media

Supportive: Later in the day, Laura took to her Instagram Stories to thank her followers for their kind words after announcing the news on social media

‘I feel lucky I got to spend 38 years with my Pops and he got to spend time with Rocco and Tahlia. I am happy that he lived his 89 years to the full, even up until the last few days…’ she wrote.

Laura signed off: ‘Love you always Pops. Laura xxx’ 

Later in the day, Laura took to her Instagram Stories to thank her followers for their kind words after announcing the news on social media.  

Fighting back tears, she said: ‘I’ve actually tried to record this message now several times and got quite emotional,’ she said.

Treasured memories: Laura admitted she felt 'lucky' she had spent the past 38 years with her 'Pops', and also that he got to meet her children Rocco, six, and Tahlia, five

Treasured memories: Laura admitted she felt ‘lucky’ she had spent the past 38 years with her ‘Pops’, and also that he got to meet her children Rocco, six, and Tahlia, five

A Place In The Sun: Laura has presented the show since 2012

A Place In The Sun: Laura has presented the show since 2012

‘I want to thank you all for your kind messages about your Pops. I am trying to keep positive.’

She went on: ‘Pops loved A Place In The Sun. I’m here in Crete and it’s stunning and we’re filming.

‘Thank you all for your support, I’ve read all your messages and they mean so much.’

Laura has presented the show since 2012. She shares her two children with husband Alex Goward, who she tied the knot with in the same year.

Family: She shares her two children with husband Alex Goward, who she tied the knot with in the same year

Family: She shares her two children with husband Alex Goward, who she tied the knot with in the same year