talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer gave an emotional sign off today, as she praised the country for “pulling together as a nation”.
The breakfast show host held back tears as she addressed her listeners on her twelfth day of self-isolation.
“I’m sorry for getting emotional but I've been poorly for quite a few days now.
“I just love this country and I love the people in it and I love my talkRADIO listeners and I'm so glad that I can share some of this you and we can get through this together,” she said.
Julia began broadcasting from home after she and her daughter presented coronavirus symptoms earlier this month.
Thanking talkRADIO listeners for their company, she said: “We can all get through this together.”
“It’s been a very, very strange few weeks, it’s been a very, very strange few days.
“I think a lot of us have found it very emotional, very difficult, and a real worry for us and our families, whether it's our elderly parents or just our own health.
“But we are pulling together as a nation. I've never felt more love for my fellow British citizens than I have felt for the last week in terms of, not just people clapping for the NHS, but the volunteers and people coming together and accepting we are all in this together.”
As the the UK heads into its first weekend under lockdown, Julia called on Brits to check in with loved ones.
“Don't forget, call people, FaceTime people, drop a note in for people who you know are on their own, who you know are vulnerable.
“Stay healthy, stay well, look after yourselves, look after the people around you and let's get through.”
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