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Jasmine Allday & Paul T Smith

ITV Loose Women's Gloria Hunniford bursts into tears as she remembers late daughter on 60th birthday

Gloria Hunniford was left very emotional as she remembered her late daughter on Loose Women on what would have been her 60th birthday today.

A special video tribute was put together for viewers of Wednesday's show to watch at home, which left many people moved by it.

Caron Keating sadly passed away from breast cancer aged just 41 in 2004. Gloria later shared the family's plan to meet up and celebrate her life. She was joined in the studio audience by Caron's son Gabriel, writes the Mirror.

Gloria made a very special video to mark Caron's wonderful life including her TV career when she starred on the likes of This Morning and Blue Peter. As part of the video, she spoke with her family about the own ways they dealt with the loss.

The panel and viewers at home were left emotional (ITV)

She explained how heartbreaking it was to hear of her diagnosis, but how the family had rallied around and continued to support one another following Caron's passing. They will mark her birthday with a special celebratory meal this evening.

Following the video, they crossed back to the studio where Gloria broke down in tears as she remembered her daughter.

As her fellow stars comforted her, she said through tears: "You know the funny thing is that a clip of Caron can come up at short notice on telly and I can wear that for a minute, but when you see them all put together. I didn't mean to cry, I'm sorry. I do find it very emotional when I see lots of clips of her moving, living and laughing."

It comes after Gloria admitted losing a child is "the worst kind of death you can suffer"

She told Love Sunday magazine previously: "When you are pregnant, you carry that baby for nine months. It doesn’t matter what age that baby loses his or her life, there’s something about the physical part of giving birth that gives you a deeper loss. It can never go away, you just have to learn to live with it. I felt it a privilege to be with her at birth and at the end as well."

"I can’t believe she would have been 60, Caron’s been gone for 18 years and I still think of her as she was as a baby," she said earlier this year, "Somebody said to me recently, 'Do you think of Caron very often?' I said, 'Are you crazy? I think of Caron every single day.'

"When one of her sons, Charlie, graduated from university ... oh, how she would have loved that. She would love the holidays we have, we used to go to this part of France regularly and after Caron died, my two sons, my husband Stephen and myself, bought a house out there. I see her all the time there walking along the cobbled streets. I wish she had seen her fabulous boys grow up."

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