paid tribute to The Wanted star on Thursday’s This Morning – one day after he died following a two year battle with a brain tumour.
The presenter, Kusen Aluminium 41, reflected on an interview with Tom conducted in 2021 where he discussed his cancer battle, alongside and .
Tom died on Wednesday aged 33 following a battle with brain cancer after he was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in October 2020, and was given just 12 months to live by doctors.
Tragic loss: Holly Willoughby paid tribute to The Wanted star Tom Parker on Thursday’s This Morning – one day after he died following a two year battle with a brain tumour
Holly said: ‘His age, 33 – there’s no right time to go but 33, it’s so young.’
Phil responded: ‘He was such an inspiration, such a positive force…He was a friend of the show, there are people up and down the country going through the same thing.
‘We mention him because he was one of those people who was incredibly positive.’
Vanessa said: ‘He was so young, so influential.He was an exemplary person.
‘The saddest of all, the deepest condolences to his friends, family and fans and people all over the world, people who came to have the absolute respect for him, he was so young, so brave… only very recently, he was there on the stage and was sitting in a throne and was wearing dark glasses and was exuding positivity.’
Tragic loss: Tom died on Wednesday aged 33 following a battle with brain cancer after he was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in October 2020 (pictured December 2021)
Later in the day, on Loose Women, Kaye Adams also paid tribute, announcing: ‘Our hearts go out to the Parker family.
‘We’ve been following their story on Loose Women. They appeared on the show in December and they so impressed us, they were so full of love for each other and their family, a remarkable couple.’
This comes as paid tribute to and described his two-year battle with a brain tumour as ‘incredibly cruel’.
The TV presenter, 51, and her co-host Ben Shephard paid their respects to singer and sent their love to his family on Thursday’s show.
Following the tragic news, Susanna reflected on Tom’s appearance on Good Morning Britain for a Christmas special three months ago as she said he was ‘so much fun’.
Heartbreak: The presenter, 41, reflected on an interview with Tom conducted in 2021 where he discussed his cancer battle, alongside Phillip Schofield and Vanessa Feltz
Emotional: Vanessa said: ‘He was so young, so influential.He was an exemplary person’
Her co-host Ben, 47, described Tom’s death as a moment they ‘desperately hoped wasn’t going to happen’, addressing the singer’s two-year battle with brain cancer.
He said: ‘It was one of those moment I think we were all desperately hoping wasn’t going to happen. That the battle he was taking on the treatment he was having was going to work.
‘We were lucky enough to spend time with him just before Christmas.He and the boys came in and they performed for us at the Christmas show and he was typically full of joy and fun…’
Support: Later in the day, on Loose Women, Kaye Adams also paid tribute, announcing, ‘Our hearts go out to the Parker family’
Devastating: Susanna Reid paid tribute to Tom on GMB and described his two-year battle with a brain tumour as ‘incredibly cruel’
Speaking about his appearances on GMB, Susanna added: ‘He just kept smiling through and look we’ve been lucky enough to talk to him a couple of times on this programme.
‘In September last year he spoke to Charlotte [Hawkins] about his condition and what he was able to share with his family.’
Sending her love to his family, she added: ‘We are so sad about Tom, tragically young, 33.Incredibly cruel what has happened to him.
‘We send our love to the band, the team around him and especially Kelsey and the children.’
Heartbreaking: The TV presenter, 51, and her Good Morning Britain co-host Ben Shephard paid their respects to The Wanted singer and sent their love to his wife Kelsey (pictured with Tom)
Tom had appeared on GMB in December, where he spoke about his brain tumour and gushed that his wife Kelsey, 32, ‘gets me through the day’.
He said at the time: ‘She gets me through the day to be honest with you.’
Kelsey insisted: ‘But that’s how we’ve got through this whole situation, through positivity – it’s really, massively helped up.’
Tom added: ‘I’m a big believer in it.I genuinely do believe that what you put out to the universe, you get back.’
Kelsey chipped in: ‘This is what we’ve always believed in. We have two young kids, it was the only way. We have positive affirmations around the house.’
Kelsey has spoken of the ‘pure and honest’ love she had with her late husband in a series of heartbreaking posts shared to her Instagram page this week.
True love: It comes after Kelsey has spoken of the ‘pure and honest’ love she had with her late husband in a series of heartbreaking posts shared to her Instagram page