ITV Loose Women viewers ‘in tears’ as TOWIE star Kirk Norcross opens up about dad taking his own life
Loose Women is one of the most popular shows ITV has to offer.
On the show, celebrity guests open up to the Loose Women panel about their lives behind the scenes, and today’s programme was no exception.
Today’s guest was The Only Way is Essex star Kirk Norcross, 33, who has also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother.
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Kirk’s father Mick Norcross tragically took his own life last year, and Kirk’s Loose Women interview today was his first on TV since the incident.
Mick Norcross was found dead in January last year aged 57, with an inquest ruling his death was a suicide.
Sitting down with the Loose Women panellists, Kirk said he has suffered from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder after his dad’s death, experiencing flashbacks of the moment he found his father.
With the anniversary of his death tomorrow, Kirk said it has been “the quickest year and the slowest year ever”.
Kirk admitted that lockdown “really affected” his diabetic dad, who was forced to shield from the coronavirus.
Kirk said: “I can’t stress to people – you’ve got to tell people how you feel. He was old school.
“I live next to my father. I was with him the night before and he was fine. He gave me his next business strategy.
“Then the next afternoon he killed himself. I was indoors having my lunch and I got a call from my dad’s partner saying she couldn’t find him.
“I don’t know why but I knew what had happened.”
He added: “This is a message for anyone that’s struggling, anyone that feels that they just can’t go on no more.
“You made it this far and no matter how hard times feel, no matter how hard life is hitting you, it will and it does get better.
“It takes time – days, weeks, years – but look how far you’ve come now. Doesn’t matter how much money you have or what you don’t have. Time is something we can’t buy, and we can make the most of our time by just being present.”
Viewers were quick to commend Kirk for bravely opening up about this tragic story.
One viewer said: “Kirk Norcross was so brave to do that interview but I’m not convinced it was the right panel for the topic […] Hope he is getting the support he needs #LooseWomen.”
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Another added: “Brilliant but heartbreaking interview on @ITV@loosewomen with @kirk_official how amazingly brave to talk so openly about your dad’s suicide and raise awareness of mental health. Took so much courage, well done.”
“ @kirk_official just watched your interview on Loose Women, wow so emotional, but you did amazingly well.
“I hope more men come forward and get the help they need. Totally admire your strength & courage. Look after yourself, lots of love”
One viewer even described the interview as “heartbreaking” and said they’d been left in “tears” by Kirk’s story.
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