Josie Gibson was brought to tears during Thursday’s This Morning while discussing a recent trip to Lapland with her young son – and emotional viewers weren’t too far behind.
The affable presenter co-hosted the ITV show ahead of Christmas Day, but her signature humor was tinged with emotion as she described a celebratory visit to the snowy Finnish region with four-year-old Reggie.
Sharing a brief segment with viewers, Josie, 37, admitted the journey to Santa’s spiritual home had been a magical experience for her son, who is rarely seen on her social media platforms.
Emotional: Josie Gibson was brought to tears during Thursday’s This Morning as she discussed a recent trip to Lapland with her young son
The presenter, who was on the verge of tears when the clip was presented, had been given the unique opportunity to travel to Lapland with Reggie and an ITV camera crew in search of Santa Claus.
And those who tuned in had a rare chance to see Reggie as his mum took him on a reindeer sleigh ride, with the boy visibly excited after spotting a secluded cabin in the woods – the “home of Santa Claus and his family.” .
Reggie also made Josie laugh when asked what he wanted for Christmas, with the child admitting he had his heart set on a “silly sausage” and “a pig”.
Tearful: The presenter co-hosted the pre-Christmas Day ITV show but her signature humor was tinged with emotion as she described a celebratory visit to the Finnish region
Good times: Josie, on the verge of tears as she presented the clip, had been given a unique opportunity to look for Santa Claus in Lapland by her ITV employers
Clearly moved by the segment, one viewer tweeted, “Well this is the wholesome Christmas content I needed. It’s so nice to see Josie and her son in Lapland.’
A second added: “Howling at Josie and Reggie in #ThisMorning Christmas is so magical for kids.”
While a third commented: “So nice to see this side of Josie, a beautiful son too.”
Nice: Viewers got a rare chance to see Reggie when his mother took him on a reindeer sleigh ride
Fun: The boy was visibly excited when he discovered a secluded cabin in the woods – “the home of Santa Claus and his family”.
Moved: Fans admitted they were touched by the celebratory segment after it aired on Thursday
Josie recently admitted that she is hosting her close friend and colleague Alison Hammond on Christmas Day, after the Birmingham-based presenter did the same last year.
The TV personality did not confirm if son Reggie or Alison’s son Aiden, 17, would be with them for the festive celebration at their Bristol home.
Josie shares her son Reggie with her ex-partner Terry while Alison shares son Aiden with her ex-husband Noureddine Boufaied.
Friends: Josie recently admitted that she is hosting close friend and colleague Alison Hammond on Christmas Day, after the Birmingham-based presenter did the same last year
In March, the presenter revealed how her close friend Alison helped her settle into her This Morning role.
The bubbly Big Brother winner has gone from being an outside broadcaster to becoming one of the show’s most popular rotary presenters, and she said Alison helped give her a much-needed confidence boost.
“She gives very good advice,” she told New Magazine of her friendship with Alison, herself a former Big Brother contestant.
“Even before I hosted the main show on This Morning, if she ever went on the main show, she said to put me on open talkback – where you hear the whole gallery talking – to practice.
“I said, ‘I don’t want that,’ and she said, ‘You can do it, if you don’t try you’ll never get anywhere.’
Single mom: Josie shares son Reggie with her ex-partner Terry. The former couple split in 2018
Mom: Alison shares son Aiden with her ex-husband Noureddine Boufaied
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk
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