Waterloo Road star Holly Matthews breaks down in tears in emotional clip as she appears on Lorraine to reveal how she is coping since the death of her husband Ross

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ACTRESS Holly Matthews broke down in tears in an emotional video clip as she gave her first TV interview since the death of her husband Ross.

The Waterloo Road star has been left devastated after the father of her two children lost his battle with brain cancer this summer.

 Holly Matthews appeared on Lorraine today

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Holly Matthews appeared on Lorraine today
 Holly Mathews was shown sobbing in a clip on Lorraine today

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Holly Mathews was shown sobbing in a clip on Lorraine today

Property developer Ross Blair, 32, passed away in August after a three-year battle with a rare brain tumour.

Holly has been left to raise their two children, Brooke, six, and Texas, four, alone, and she has now given a heartbreaking interview about how they are coping almost two months on.

At the start of the show, Lorraine showed a clip of Holly sobbing as she spoke about Ross in a video diary, saying: I didn’t want to do the crying thing.”

Holly, who began blogging about Ross’ cancer battle this year, went on to tell Lorraine about how losing her husband has affected her.

The actress explained how she broke the news to her daughters, admitting she encouraged them to show their emotions.

She even explained the medial problems their father faced and told them his body was shutting down.

Holly Matthews sobs in video diary as she remembers late husband Ross
 She told Lorraine how she has been coping since the loss of her husband

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She told Lorraine how she has been coping since the loss of her husband
 She shared her devastation after the passing of her husband

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She shared her devastation after the passing of her husband
 Holly insisted she's doing her best to care for the couple's two kids

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Holly insisted she’s doing her best to care for the couple’s two kids
 Ross Blair told wife Holly Matthews that his favourite memories had been her as he lay dying in hospital

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Ross Blair told wife Holly Matthews that his favourite memories had been her as he lay dying in hospital

She said: “I cry in front of them and say it’s ok to cry, it’s ok to be cross…

“I was mindful not to say, he’s gone to sleep. I said daddy’s body just stopped working. They needed to know.

“It’s hard to explain [death to kids]… My youngest still asks if I’m still breathing throughout the day.”

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She talked about Ross’ last moments, revealing she spent the last few weeks of his life by his side in a hospice as the cancer robbed him of his personality.

Holly said: “I lost him. He was saying things that weren’t right… It was almost like dementia, the brain cancer…

“It wasn’t Ross, but it was Ross. It was Ross’ body and there were moments of Ross.”

Casualty’s Holly Matthews opens up about her husband’s terminal brain tumour
 The couple had two daughters together and were together for nine years

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The couple had two daughters together and were together for nine years
 Ross underwent operations and gruelling treatment in his battle with the tumour

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Ross underwent operations and gruelling treatment in his battle with the tumour
 The dad with youngest daughter Texas, four

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The dad with youngest daughter Texas, four

Ross asked Holly not to be consumed by charity fundraising once he was gone – but she intends to continue supporting the Myton Hospices and the Brain Tumour Charity.

She created a JustGiving page to raise funds for the Myton Hospices which has so far passed the £11,000 mark.

Actress Holly Matthews posts vlog from hospice during husband Ross’ final days
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