Gloria Hunniford has advised of her disappointment at not having the ability to participate within the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant after a fall at her house left her wanting like she’d gone “10 rounds with Mike Tyson”.
he 82-year-old was because of be on the Nationwide Treasures Fifties bus with long-time good friend Sir Cliff Richard on Sunday as a part of a star-studded procession celebrating the monarch’s 70 years on the throne.
However the TV presenter and Free Girls panellist was compelled to drag out after tripping on a rug at her Kent house and hitting her face on a tough ground. She sustained a fractured facial bone.
Sir Cliff appeared as a visitor on Monday’s Free Girls and anchor Ruth Langsford advised viewers that Gloria had been because of be on the panel too so the pair might talk about their expertise of the pageant.
As an alternative, Gloria rang in to participate, explaining that she had fractured a bone beneath her eye so didn’t need to seem on digicam.
“Very merely, I tripped on a rug and took an actual dive, completely on my face, on a really laborious ground,” she stated.
“I’ve a crimson full eye and proper right down to my neck and different locations is horrible, so there was no approach I used to be going to do a Skype name immediately, let me inform you.
“I’ve damaged a bone just under my eye, the one which retains the attention within the socket, so I’ll need to go and see about that. I appear like I’ve finished 10 rounds with Mike Tyson and misplaced actually badly.”
Gloria added that she had proven Sir Cliff a photograph of her face following the autumn. He advised how he had joked together with her by saying that each one she needed to do to get out of the pageant was write a letter to the Queen.
He additionally stated he had suggested her that when “something excessive” occurs, it’s best to relaxation up and keep calm.
Gloria defined that she had been wanting ahead to being on the Nationwide Treasures Fifties bus with Sir Cliff and that the pair had been excitedly speaking about it for months.
She admitted she was emotional watching the procession heading alongside The Mall from the consolation of her house.
“I watched each body yesterday, usually having a couple of tears into my cup of tea,” she stated.
“The entire weekend was unbelievable. The live performance was good, and I used to be so envious yesterday. The Pageant was so lovely. I beloved each second of it.”
The Rip-Off Britain co-host was among the many celebrities who helped to kick off a weekend of Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
On Thursday night, Gloria, who was just lately honoured at house with an RTS NI award for excellent contribution to TV, featured in a two-hour programme with Kirsty Younger on BBC One. It confirmed highlights from earlier within the day, together with the Trooping of the Color and the fly previous at Buckingham Palace.
Gloria additionally joined fellow company Lulu and Julien MacDonald to speak about their experiences of assembly the Queen.
Denise Welch stepped in to exchange Gloria on Free Girls. As they mentioned their highlights of the weekend’s celebrations, Langsford stated she had been “unhappy” to not see Gloria there and he or she had been “devastated” to overlook the event.