Davina McCall weeps after filming Long Lost Family

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 July 2016
Davina McCall

Davina McCall

Davina McCall says the latest series of Long Lost Family has been the most emotional yet but she tries not to cry in front of her guests

Davina McCall's cries when she gets home from work on 'Long Lost Family'.

The 48-year-old TV presenter co-hosts the ITV show - which reunites family members lost to each other for years - with Nicky Campbell and admitted she struggles to keep her emotions under control in front of the families they help but they get the better of her afterwards.

She said: "I tend not to want to cry when I'm with the participants, but as soon as I watch a whole episode, I'm gone."

The brunette beauty finds it particularly hard to fight back the tears because she is half French and believes their nature is naturally more emotional.

She said: "Being half French myself, that outpouring of raw emotion that Europeans and South Americans allow themselves to show is really visceral. It's so raw. "

Davina is married to businessman Matthew Robertson and admitted he's the first person she calls to talk through what's gone on in the show.

She told the Express: "He's always the first person I call on the way home. He's quite an alpha male, but he lost his dad recently and that's changed him. He's more in touch with people's feelings and what it's like to lose someone you love."

But the TV star loves her job and says it is "an honour, but even that is an understatement" to be a part of a special moment in people's lives

She added: "You know that you've been part of somebody's life narrative, something they will bring up forever and something their children's children will know about. It's pretty profound."

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