Judge Rob Rinder fights back tears as he pays tribute to late grandmother

Judge Rinder was left emotional as he paid tribute to his late grandmother on Wednesday's instalment of Loose Women.

A year and a half after revealing his grandfather had passed away due to coronavirus, the barrister, real name Rob Rinder, spoke fondly of his grandmother Lottie, who he announced had passed away on Sunday.

"My grandma died over the weekend. She was 97," he told the panel. "She was the kind of spiritual and emotional centre of our family.

As a picture of his grandparents popped up on the screen on Loose Women, Rob stumbled over his words as he was overcome with emotion.

Regaining his composure, he continued: "My mum was a single mum, and so she would co-parent in many ways and bring us to school and used to bring us food. She used to call herself a proud EastEnder.

"I was reflecting last weekend, it was memorial day. So many of that great generation who had been through a trauma that perhaps very few of our generation have the capacity to understand, and yet she didn't have a day of unkindness or bitterness."

Rob announced the devastating news on his Instagram page with the same sweet snap of his grandparents.

He penned in the caption: "My Grandma Lottie was born 97 years ago, working fearlessly through the bombs of the Blitz.

"She died this morning without a day of complaint or bitterness. Her generation defeated tyranny, safeguarding freedom for us all.

"We must never forget their sacrifice! #RemembranceDay2021" he concluded.

He was met with a wave of support, with one person commenting: "What an amazing generation they were, so sorry for your loss."

Another wrote: "I'm so sorry for your loss, may her memory continue to give you strength. You are a truly inspirational man."

A third added: "Lest we forget. Her generation are legends. We have a lot to thank them for. R.I.P."

Meanwhile, earlier this month, Rob made his Good Morning Britain debut covering for Richard Madeley, much to the approval of the show's viewers.

On the personal front, Rob lives in London's Islington and admits that he is 'unashamedly spoilt'.

The legal expert has previously said he doesn't consider himself to have any home style.

Speaking to The Times, he said: "Truth is, I'm the gay that style forgot; friends with kids call my house my cathedral to gay selfishness. It's filled with art. I tend to buy artwork after particular legal cases."

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