Charlene White, the host of Loose Women, has said goodbye to her ITV co-star due to “health difficulties.”


Charlene White, the host of Loose Women, has said goodbye to her ITV co-star due to “health difficulties.”

CHARLENE WHITE has paid tribute to her colleague on Twitter, nine months after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

ITV journalist Gary Burgess stated it was his “final day at work,” so Charlene White, 41, wrote an emotional message to him. Following a “emotional rollercoaster,” the Loose Women host replied to his open statement, which he published on Twitter today.

Gary announced that he will be leaving ITV as a reporter and that he will be retiring early.

“I would like to apologies for today’s thread of tweets, which starts here,” he said to his 17,200 followers.

“Because it’s my last day of work, it’ll be an emotional rollercoaster of a day. Along the road, I’ll be offering some unique content.


Really. Is it possible to retire at the age of 45? What a blessing!”

Charlene expressed her displeasure with the news by offering some encouraging words to her former coworker.

“Sending you love, hugs, and everything in between Gary xx,” she answered.

Gary used the chance to respond to the presenter of Loose Women, saying, “And thank YOU Charlene.”

Nine months after being given a terminal cancer prognosis, the broadcaster is stepping down as one of ITV’s senior reporters to focus on his own health and wellness.

Gary has decided to leave his job to “make memories” with his husband Alan, as well as close friends and family.

“You may know I’ve had some health concerns of late, the cancer is now advancing more, and doctors advise me it’s time to focus on my own wellbeing in whatever short time I have left to enjoy life,” he said in a honest piece.

In the comments section, BBC News journalist Elisabeth Mahy joined Charlene, saying, “Enjoy today, Gary.” You’re a fantastic journalist and broadcaster. Here’s hoping you get some good breaking news today! “Best wishes.”

“Once a legend, always a legend – and you surely are that,” ITV correspondent Joshua Stokes said. Gary, I hope you have a wonderful day reminiscing on your greatness.”

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