This Morning fans ‘in tears’ as lonely elderly caller hasn’t been visited since March
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This Morning viewers were moved to tears, after hearing one elderly viewer confess they had been left completely alone since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Margaret reached out to hosts Alison Hammond and Phillip Schofield, and guest Brian Conley, as part of their new phone-in segment.
The hosts revealed they were going to be talking to some chosen viewers on the phone that day, just to spark conversation.
They encouraged anyone feeling lonely or needing a chat to ring in to share their problems.
Margaret, 87, said she wanted to chat with "happy people", after not seeing anyone since March.
This Morning viewers were moved to tears, after hearing one elderly viewer confess they had been left completely alone since March
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The viewer shared how last Autumn, she suffered a nasty fall at home and was taken to hospital.
She revealed she had broken her hip in two places, with her staying in for a while and needing to recover.
Margaret then shared how her nephew, who is in the army, had visited her in the hospital and brought her home following the incident just before lockdown began in March.
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But since the first Covid lockdown, she hasn't seen a single person.
Phillip and Alison were shocked and saddened to hear how none of her neighbours had popped over to see her, and that no one at all had visited.
They encouraged her to try and reach out over the phone to people, in the hope others will speak to her and maybe come to see her.
Viewers were left moved by some of the calls
Viewers at home were heartbroken for her too, with many angry to know that no one had attempted to contact her.
Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: "Oh gosh, not one neighbour has visited this lovely lady?! Margaret my heart breaks for you. I would love to be your neighbour to check in on you for a chat. Sending you lots of happiness and wish you well."
Another said: "Listening to Margaret on @ThisMorningmakes me feel so upset. Hearing that she's not had anyone to talk to since the start of March is so upsetting. I'm so happy that @Schofe, @AlisonHammond and @RealBrianConley are able to talk to her. Thank you guys! #ThisMorning."
A third added: "If Margaret's neighbours are watching… TALK TO HER. Please."
This was echoed by another viewer who said: "Seriously Margaret’s neighbours. Sort yourselves out!!! Look after her."
A fifth viewer tweeted: "This Morning's got me in tears. How are we failing people like this. No one should be on there own like that. Say hello, how are you. Learn peoples names. Go back to childhood methods of being friendly."
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.