Holly Willoughby opens This Morning with tribute to late guest Matty Lock

Holly Willoughby opens This Morning with tribute to late guest Matty Lock

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Holly Willoughby and Dermot O’Leary paid an emotional tribute to late This Morning star Matty Lock as the show got underway on Monday.

Early on in the episode, the presenting duo took a moment to remember the late politician and campaigner following his tragic death at the age of just 19.

Lock had appeared on the ITV daytime show, reviewing vacuum cleaners and sharing his passion for them, which started when he was just two years old and got his first toy Henry hoover.

‘He was a much loved member of our team who never failed to bring joy and warmth to our studio,’ Holly told viewers. ‘With an infectious passion for gadgets and technology, it was truly unique.’

‘Bless him, his love of vacuum cleaners started when he was just two years old, he received his first toy Henry,’ Dermot added. ‘He went onto become a politician, a campaigner and a much loved member of the show.

‘He was a lovely guy.’

Holly continued: ‘Matty will be missed by all of us here, and we extend our deepest condolences to his family.’

Back in 2018, aged just 13, Lock had sold around 300 vacuums to cleaning companies, private homeowners, and his teachers.

Taking to social media, the official This Morning page wrote that the team are ‘shocked’ by his sudden death.

Alongside a photo of him on the programme with the dates 2004-2023, they wrote: ‘Everyone at This Morning is shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Matty Lock, aged just 19.

‘He was a delightful young man, a joy to work with and his passion for vacuum cleaners and general mechanics was infectious.

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