Loose Women favourite Jane McDonald will be making her long-awaited return to the show next week and she will speak about the death of her fiance, Ed Rothe
Jane McDonald is returning to Loose Women for the first time in two years, it was announced at the end of Friday’s episode.
The 58-year-old singer and TV presenter will be sharing her emotional story about losing her beloved fiance, Ed Rothe, earlier this year.
She will address the pain she has felt since Ed’s passing when she appears on the daytime show next week.
On today’s show, Kaye Adams told viewers: “We’ll be reuniting Carol [McGiffin] with Jane for the first time in eight years – so many great memories. Jane makes her return next week.”
Jane was introduced to musician Ed by one of the daytime show’s make-up artists and has spoken about him many times over the years.
Eddie passed away in March aged 67 after a battle with lung cancer, with Jane paying an emotional tribute to her late partner Ed on Twitter earlier this year as she praised the NHS staff who took care of him at The Wakefield Hospice in the months before his death.
Posting a selfie of Jane and Ed, the message on Twitter read: “Announcement 1/2: It is with immense sadness that we share the news that Jane’s beloved long term partner, Ed, passed away on Friday 26th March.
“He had been battling lung cancer for the last few months. We would like to thank everyone for all their help and support…”
Shortly after, Jane posted another tweet: “Announcement 2/2: …during this very difficult time, especially the NHS staff and the wonderful team at The Wakefield Hospice.
“The funeral took place earlier today and we would please ask for your kindness in observing Jane’s privacy for her and Ed’s family at this sad time.”
Jane and Eddie began dating when they were 18 but his lifestyle proved to be too “wild” for Jane so they went separate ways until a chance meeting 27 years later.
After fearing that Eddie may have forgotten her, Jane plucked up the courage to speak to him and was offered his business card in return with the hope that she would get in touch.
Recalling the moment in her autobiography, Riding The Waves, Jane wrote: “He said, ‘Look I’ve just been through a divorce, here’s my card if you want to talk to me’.”
Keen to reconnect with Ed, she shared in her book: “I couldn’t wait, I ran home from Loose Women, I couldn’t wait to talk to him because a lot had happened.”
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