EastEnders actor Joe Swash broke down in tears on ITV hit Dancing On Ice tonight as he bravely opened up about losing his father when he was just a teenager.
The TV regular, who is dating X Factor star Stacey Solomon, spoke about the tragic death during the VT perform his final skate.
Fighting back tears, Joe said: "I am so different to the person I could have been if he was here."
After pausing to try and keep his composure, Joe continued: "So yeah it is hard.
"It is a hard thing. I miss my dad everyday, so much.
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"I would love to show him so many things I have done and experiences I could have shared with him."
Explaining why he picked the Simply Red track Stars to skate to, Joe added: "It was mum and dad's favourite song.
"It is a really emotive song and hopefully we can do it justice."
Chatting to Joe during the rehearsals, Joe's mum said: "Dad would be with you the whole way.
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"He would be so proud of you."
Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield after his performance, the cheeky chap said: "That was really difficult.
"I found it hard to watch the VT but I am so lucky… I am a happy man."
Earlier on in the show, Joe gave a contrasting light hearted performance of Rod Stewart's Do Ya Think I Am Sexy?
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Clearly loving the performance, judge John Barrowman asked Joe to give him a cheeky flash of his abs.
Laughing, Joe was more than happy to flash his toned torso once more time.
Tonight's show saw Joe skate through to next week's finale, alongside Perri Kiely and Libby Clegg.
Sadly, that meant magician Ben Hanlin was eliminated after being in the bottom two against Libby.
- Dancing On Ice
- Holly Willoughby
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