GMB star Ranvir Singh opens up on heartbreak as she gives rare insight into family life

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Ranvir, 42, who is best known for her role as political reporter and presenter on Good Morning Britain, hosted Wednesday’s edition of Loose Women. At the end of the show, the panel were discussing BBC’s adaptation of A Suitable Boy, a novel written by author Vikram Seth which tells the story of a young woman in 1950s India who tries to defy her parent’s wishes for her to have an arranged marriage. It seemed the conversation hit home with the ITV star as she revealed to her co-stars her own experience with her family and their desire for her to follow cultural norms.

Gloria Hunniford, 80, said: “What I’m really interested in is culture and tradition and I love it no matter what country it is.

“Just to witness it but, of course, this is a Hindu girl who falls in love with a Muslim boy and that really is the bones of the story.”

Ranvir jumped in as she then revealed: “It’s a bit too close to home because the mother basically – you could have written a script from my own life for those conversations she’s had.

“To be honest with you, as an Indian woman, living with the threat of being disowned by your own family for making the wrong choices is something you grow up with.

“You know it from birth,” she continued before her co-star asked if the book does mirror her own experience.

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Getting slightly emotional, Ranvir explained: “There has been an occasion in my time where my family have distanced themselves from me because of my choices.

“We’re fine now,” the GMB star affirmed before the discussion about the fictional drama began to move on.

It seems viewers are enjoying seeing the political reporter fronting the show as one wrote on Twitter: “Nice to see Ranvir present Loose again. Maybe a regular loose host #LooseWomen.”

Another added: “Love Ranvir in the anchor’s seat, so professional. She knows when to be serious and informative and when to have a laugh! No falseness or simpering about her at all. Hope she’s on more in the future… #loosewomen.”

“Ranvir Singh is a much better anchor than the others #LooseWomen,” a third remarked.

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