SPORTS presenter Simon Thomas has admitted he feels “guilty” about his new relationship after his wife died.
The Sky Sports anchor, 46, whose wife Gemma, 40,tragically passed away after battling leukaemia in 2017, revealed there are three people in his new relationship with church minister’s daughter Derrina Jebb, 27.
Simon, who has a nine-year-old son Ethan with his late wife, said: “Sometimes I feel guilty. Is it too early?
“Gemma will always be a presence in my life. She will never ever be forgotten. For my son’s sake, and mine as well, there will be a third presence in this relationship. I know Gemma would be happy for me.”
Speaking at Marie Curie’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal launch in London on Wednesday, the former Blue Peter presenter explained that he had been close to taking his own life after his wife died.
He said: “I had a decision to make and there were at least two moments where I nearly did end it. My boy has been the single biggest reason I kept going. “But I don’t have reservations about talking about that because it can be the difference between life and death. The stakes can be that high for people going through mental health problems.”