Alexander said: “Chris isn’t here, this is Vassos. Chris has been here, in fact, but he had to go just before we came on air. And he’s left me a little note to read out to you. Bear with me, this is a little bit difficult for me because we’re talking about one of my best friends here.”
Reading the note, he said: “Good morning everyone, says Chris. The reason I’m not with you today is because just before we came on air my mum passed away, and I needed to go straight back home to be with the family. But it’s all OK; in fact it’s very OK. Mum needed to be at peace.
“Moreover, she deserved to be at peace. We’d been ready for this for some time now, and as she has throughout her life, in death she has brought us together. She was an incredible woman.
My mum – 91 years young – first ever slice of pizza ! She's broadening her horizons. "It's time," she says. pic.twitter.com/dYqIvlBZAp
Today's show is entitled: "So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about." pic.twitter.com/YqWQVnjFq4