Loose Women stars share touching tribute to ex-host Jane McDonald after her partner Ed Rothe dies

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Loose Women stars Charlene White, Jane Moore and Nadia Sawalha have shared a touching message of support to their former colleague Jane McDonald upon hearing of her partner's tragic death.

Before going on to their regularly scheduled discussions, the trio decided to send their love to Jane, 58, as they were all friends of her partner Ed Rothe thanks to his appearances on the show in the past.

Charlene, 40, began by saying: "Before we get started, we want to send our condolences to our friend Jane McDonald, who has sadly lost her partner Ed Rothe to lung cancer.

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"Ed was part of the Loose Women family for many years and we are sending Jane and Ed's family all the love in the world".

Blonde beauty Jane Moore, 58, couldn't help but express her sadness over the situation as her pal had also recently lost her mother.

She said: "It is really really sad, Jane has been here as a guest a few time since leaving the show, and he was always with her, always waiting in the wings."

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The star added: "He was actually her rock, I know people overuse that word, but it must have been a tough old time for her, because she lost her mum, and now…"

Nadia, 56, who recently posed completely nude as she mocked Kim Kardashian, then chimed in to say: "We are sending love, it must be a tough old time for her, we were all really shocked to see that news."

Charlene added: "Grief is hard enough as it is, let alone at the moment, so to reiterate what the ladies have said, sending love to you and your family, Jane."

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Jane announced the loss of her partner on her Twitter page as she shared a photo of herself and Ed smiling for the camera.

In a statement, she wrote: "It is with immense sadness that we share the news that Jane’s beloved life partner, Ed, passed away on Friday 26th March.

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"He had been battling lung cancer for the last few months. We would like to thank everyone for all their help and support during this very difficult time, especially the NHS staff and the wonderful team at The Wakefield Hospice.

The star added: "The funeral took place earlier today and we would please ask for your kindness in observing Jane’s privacy for her and Ed’s family at this sad time."

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