The Loose Women panelists were discussing pet bereavement after a segment talking about the Queen and her beloved corgis. But host Andrea McLean, 49, struggled to make it through, breaking down into tears as she introduced the talk.
Wiping away her tears, she said: My dog Jackson died. Gosh, I didn’t think I’d get upset. It happened a few weeks ago. Later, she said: “Introducing [husband] Nick [Green] to Jackson was a big deal because Jackson was the man in my life. I was with Jackson longer than my ex-husband. Draw your own conclusions.
She went on: “When he first came to the door, I was like, I hope they get on. Literally, when Nick came in through the door, time stopped and heart eyes came out of Jackson’s eyes, Barry White music played. He fell so in love with him, Jackson followed Nick around. He died in Nick’s arms.
The tough topic proved difficult for Andrea once more as she said: “Oh, I’m off again. Meanwhile, Stacey Solomon, 29, revealed she has her own struggles with her dog and the man in her life, boyfriend Joe Swash.
She said: “Joe hates Theo. Not hates her in a horrible way, but it’s not his dog so he didn’t choose it and he didn’t want a dog. The former X Factor star went on: “He says he doesn’t like animals on the sofa. He says animals, but he means Theo. We have two cats – his cats.