Roz Purcell broke down in tears on RTÉ 2fm this morning, over being separated from her “vulnerable” sister Rachel.
The former model is hosting 2fm Breakfast with Eoghan McDermott this week, while Doireann Garrihy is on annual leave.
During this morning’s show, Roz and Eoghan read out messages from listeners who were missing their loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic.
And during the segment, Eoghan played an emotional voice note sent in by Roz’s sister Rachel, who said she’s been missing her little sis during isolation.
In her voice note, Rachel said: “Just a shout out to say that I am really missing my family in Tipp at the moment… And of course, Roz, my sister but thankfully I get to listen to her every day on the radio this week.”
Roz burst into tears after hearing the voice note, and said she’s been really missing Rachel, who she described as her “best friend”.
The cookbook author has had to stay away from her big sister over the past few weeks, as Rachel is in a “vulnerable” category.
Rachel has been living with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) since 2016, which makes her especially vulnerable to COVID-19.
Roz said: “I don’t know why I am crying? That was my sister Rachel and you know I think everyone who knows me knows we’re best friends.”
“And I think as a family we are all really, really close and Rachel is one of the most vulnerable people in society living with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia. So we’re all staying apart and it is really difficult…”
As Roz shed a few tears, Eoghan comforted his temporary co-host over the airwaves, and sent her a big virtual hug.
You can listen back to the show here.
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