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Grieving Christian TV presenter thanks people for their support

Sat 09 Dec 2017
By Eno Adeogun

Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas has thanked people "from the depths" of his heart for the outpouring of "love and support" he received since his wife's unexpected death.

The ex-children's television host announced last month that his spouse Gemma passed away just three days after falling ill with acute myeloid leukaemia.


The 44-year-old Christian said in his first tweet since he shared a picture of his wife and their eight-year-old son Ethan, that he was yet to read all the messages he had been sent his wife died.

"I have only been able to read a fraction of the incredible outpouring of love and support for us on here in the painful days that followed," he said.

"One day, with my boy, we will read them. For now, all I can say from the depths of my heart, is thank you."


The Premier League presenter had previously asked people to pray for his son who he described as "in bits".

Around 3,100 people in the UK are diagnosed every year with acute myeloid leukaemia, a blood cancer which can affect both children and adults.

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