BBC Breakfast host Rachel Burden inundated with support following emotional family post

Rachel Burden receives gift from Nicky Campbell on BBC 5 Live

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BBC Breakfast presenter Rachel Burden has taken to Twitter to share a poignant post about her late brother on what would have been his 50th birthday. Following her post, the BBC Radio 5 Live radio host, 46, was inundated with supportive messages from fans after saying that she “misses him every day”.

It would have been his 50th birthday today

Rachel Burden

In view of her 86,700 followers, the BBC presenter paid tribute to her brother on what would have been a milestone birthday.

Alongside a picture of her sibling, Rachel wrote: “This is my brother Nick.

“It would have been his 50th birthday today.

“He died a week after his 16th birthday,” Rachel added.

She went on: “He was a life force, loved by many and we miss him every day.

“I’m proud he was my brother which is why I’m sharing this.

“Love you Nicky,” the radio star ended her post.

One kind follower added colour the presenter’s photo, which had previously been in black and white.

Another revealed that they had been at school with Nick and promised to unearth some pictures of Rachel’s brother for the radio host.

Colin Bridge wrote: “Rachel I was at school with Nick and I know I came round your house, I have a sister, Pauline that is of similar age to you.

“I have some pictures in the loft of us at our first holy communion.

“We moved away from Marlow when I was 11, but I did hear about Nick, and I always think of him when I look through the pictures.

“He was a good friend, and since I realised you were his sister I have often wondered if you’d appreciate someone reaching out about Nick.

“It’s not so random today. My love to all the Burdens,” Colin ended his kind post.

Following the messages of support, Rachel thanked her followers for their kind words.

The BBC Breakfast presenter wrote: “Thanks for the lovely beautiful messages…

“And now, to normal business, here’s a snapshot of my convo with our producer earlier.

“Pretty much all you need to know… (ps I only had two glasses but this qualifies as a BIG night out these days),” she penned.

The star attached a screenshot of a conversation between her, fellow 5 Live host Rick Edwards, and their producer.

Rachel had asked her colleague for a “five point rundown” for the show following a “signal fail” and her now being out with the “football mums”.

Rachel Burden and Rick Edwards present BBC 5 Live on weekdays between 6am and 9am.

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