There’ve been heartrending scenes on Studio 10 this morning, with Kerri-Anne Kennerley returning for the first time since the death of her beloved husband John.
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Sitting with the panel as she thanked them, and fans across Australia, for the support she’s received since losing the love of her life, Kerri-Anne was overcome by emotion as she contemplated moving forward alone after 35 years with her adored John.
'The hole it leaves in your life, it's so painful,’ she said. ‘It's a hole that will never be filled.
'It was a shock because I thought I would really have John for many, many, many years to come. It was a terrible shock.'
Getting plenty of support from her fellow panellists, some of whom were moved to tears, Kerri-Anne admits that the next steps will be difficult.
‘We were always together. It hurts, but I still think how he would expect me to act, to be, and there is a lot of decisions to make.’
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Showing that her devotion to John is still a major part of her life, Kerri-Anne shared that she was carrying a special piece of jewellery that John had given her many years ago.
'In 1981 when I was hired as the anchor of Good Morning, John had this made for me and I have worn this as my good luck charm as I know I always have him close with me,’ she said, holding up an anchor charm.,
‘He was the best, kindest person I've ever known.’
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Devastated fans took to social media to share their support, with one posting, 'That was beautiful! Much love to KAK', and other writing, 'Welcome back beautiful brave KAK sending lots of love.'
Our thoughts are with Kerri-Anne at this difficult time.