GOK Wan fought back tears on This Morning as he spoke of missing his family on Chinese New Year.
The TV personality was emotional as he spoke of not being able to celebrate the special date with his relatives due to lockdown restrictions.
Gok Wan got emotional as he spoke about missing his familyCredit: ITV
Gok, 46, appeared on the ITV morning show to cook a Chinese New Year meal for hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
He appeared in an upbeat mood but tears threatened to fall when Holly commented: “So obviously tonight you can’t be with all your family…”
Before Gok interrupted and replied: “Honestly, I will literally burst into tears – it’s tough, it’s really tough.
“You know I’ve missed Chinese New Year before because of work or travelling or whatever, but because I knew I could get there it didn’t feel too bad.”
The star spoke about spending Chinese New Year without themCredit: ITV
Tears threatened to fall as he spoke to Holly Willoughby and Phillip SchofieldCredit: ITV
He explained: “Whereas this year – I haven’t seen my family since about summer last year – and it’s so odd.
“But you know what, allowing me to do this – I’m gonna cry…
“Allowing me to do this is so good because I know they’re watching.”
The fashionista then trailed off as he became visibly choked up.
Holly and Phil helped fill the silence by saying: “Kung Hei Fat Choy” – Happy Chinese New Year in Cantonese.
Gok later took to his Instagram page to assure fans he was ok after his emotional appearance.
He said in a short video thanking viewers for their messages of concern: “I’m so sorry I got a little upset on This Morning – I wasn’t expecting to do that!”
Gok explained he had not seen his parents, Myra and John, since last summerCredit: Alpha Photo Press Agency
The fashion expert is a regular on the ITV morning showCredit: Getty Images – Getty
He revealed: “I’ve spoken to mum and we ended up having a laugh on the telephone as she got upset too.
“But I am genuinely fine, I promise you, it’s just tough for all of us at the moment, isn’t it? It’s tough.”