BBC1 viewers were left heartbroken last night after Rio Ferdinand’s moving documentary about the loss of his wife Rebecca.
During the 60-minute film Being Mum and Dad, the pundit and former England footballer met up with other men who had suffered a bereavement, as well as exploring his own grief, revealing how his wife’s death from cancer in 2015 had been difficult to discuss with his three children Lorenz, 10, Tate, eight, and Tia, five.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) March 28, 2017
And those watching took to Twitter to praise the 38-year-old father for his openness…
— Helen Glover (@Helenglovergb) March 28, 2017
Many were also touched by the message of hope the show gave to single parents in the same position.
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) March 28, 2017
And generally everyone thought that Rebecca would have been so proud of her husband.
— Jason Watkins (@Jason__Watkins) March 28, 2017
If you missed Being Mum And Dad, it’s now available to watch on iPlayer.