LONG Lost Family host Nicky Campbell emotionally fought back tears as he opened up about his mental illness and adoption.
Nicky had to compose himself as he fought back tears
The presenter was adopted when he was just four days old, and first traced his birth mother in 1989 before finding his biological father in 2002.
Nicky’s new book chronicles how being adopted has impacted his life, as well as his shock bipolar disorder diagnosis last year – and how his dog Maxwell “changed his life”.
In the chat, Ranvir praised the star’s honesty as she referenced his recollection of having a public breakdown in a park.
Nicky told the host: “Over the last 11 years on Long Lost Family, people have been so honest with us, it’s the most incredible thing to be involved in – I’ve met so many birth mothers that have helped me understand my birth mother.
Ranvir tried her best to comfort the guest
Nicky managed to power through after choking up
“I just thought that they’ve always been honest with us, so it’s my turn to be completely honest and if you’re going to talk about this stuff you can’t be sparing.”
Nicky paused as he began: “Just thinking about this now…” but then he became obviously overwhelmed – shaking his hands by his face as he tried to regain his composure.
As Ranvir tried to comfort him, Nicky bravely fought back tears as he said: “I’ll try and get through this sentence…
He even introduced dog Maxwell to viewers
The star co-hosts Long Lost Family with Davina McCall
“Just dropping to my knees and everything falling on top of me outside of Euston station, just sobbing.
“My wife Tina kind of knew it was coming – and then I was diagnosed as bipolar.”
The rest of the interview continued without a hitch, with Nicky even moving the camera to show off his beloved pooch who was sitting behind him throughout.
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