Outspoken House Rules judge Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has opened up about his tragic past.
The designer has revealed that his father died Trefor died of leukaemia, when Laurence was just nine
"It was a very disruptive childhood," he told New Idea. "He was very young, he was only 46."
Sadly after his father’s death, Llewelyn-Bowen's mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, passing away at age 70.
"She was very disabled," the 52-year-old said. "But my mother worked very hard to make it feel as normal as possible. In hindsight, that was an extraordinary achievement.
"I think having had a trying childhood, it definitely made me strong, and I’m strong enough now to be confident about who I am," he said. "People can say whatever they want to me, I’m really happy about that, in fact I’ll say whatever I want back to them."
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