'Gogglebox' viewers left in tears after watching story of man who died from cancer hours after meeting newborn daughter
Just when Nichola was taken to hospital after going into labor, Brett was also rushed to the hospital because of a seizure. Nichola gave birth to her daughter Arya, and right after, she rushed to the hospital to see Brett
'Gogglebox' viewers were left in tears after watching the 'Stand Up To Cancer' special that aired on Friday, October 25.
Jake Whitehall, singer Yungblud, Nick Grimshaw, and Ronan Kemp along with the regulars on the British show sobbed as they learned about the death of a new father to cancer, just hours after he met his daughter.
The documentary was about Brett who had a brain tumor that was once operated on but unfortunately grew back aggressively.
The couple is already parents to daughters Freya and Ella. Nicola and Brett learned that the tumor was terminal this time around while Nichola was pregnant.
Just when Nichola was taken to hospital in Luton after going into labor, Brett was also rushed to hospital in Milton Keynes because of a seizure.
Nichola gave birth to her daughter Arya, and right after, she rushed to the hospital to see Brett. She was informed by the doctors that Brett wouldn't make it and this was the end.
So she placed her newborn daughter on Brett's chest and they said goodbye to Brett.
Nichola said, "When we arrived there, I took her over to him and laid her on him and described what she looked like. So we had a couple of hours. I said to him, 'It's OK, don't hurt yourself any more'."
When a picture of Brett and Arya was shown, everyone, including Jake Whitehall's parents, were left in tears. Arya was born at 5.07 am and Brett passed away at 8.25 am.
Fans of 'Gogglebox' also took to Twitter to express their frustration and sadness at Brett's story.
One Twitter user wrote, "Seriously people moan about little things but if you're still breathing then you have p*** all too moan about. Cancer is one of the most disgusting, heartbreaking illnesses imaginable. Watching this #Gogglebox puts things into perspective."
Another user wrote, "#Gogglebox is killing me. F*** you cancer. Well done #Gogglebox such a needed cause . Hugs and heart going out too all the families and friends shown and effected."