BBC Breakfast's Nina Warhust pays emotional tribute to dad living with dementia as she ends up 'crying in the toilet' | The Sun

NINA Warhurst has paid an emotional tribute to her dad living with dementia as she reveals she "cried in the toilet" at a football match.

The popular BBC Breakfast presenter, 42, can typically found fronting the show's business section as well as standing in for other anchors.

But she's revealed she was left in tears over the weekend as her dad lives with the syndrome.

She took to social media to share with fans how her dad had attended Manchester United games at Old Trafford for 70 years.

However, Nina revealed "dementia took his capacity one tiny season before my little one went".

"He wanted to take the boys so much but it wasn’t to be," she added.

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Nina shared memories she has of going to the stadium with her dad, including witnessing two Champions League Finals, and seven domestic Cup matches.

As she posed for a snap with one of her boys the journalist said: "Times change and we have to take a deep breath, be grateful for the memories, have a little cry in the toilets, and move with them….

"Squeezing this little hand when we hit the post felt full circle."

Nina previously went into detail about her dad Chris – who was diagnosed with dementia in 2022 – and the special bond she shares with him.

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She was speaking on BBC Breakfast to her co-presenters about the impact his diagnosis has had.

She shared: “He would phone me 10 times a day, saying, 'I need you to come round' and then I'd get there and he would say, ‘What are you doing here?’

“At that point, it is hard not to be cross and that was the surprising thing, I felt really guilty because I was getting angry with him."

She also addressed the pressures of caring for a loved one alongside having a young family.

Nina is mum to sons, Digby and Michael, who she shares with husband Ted.

She said: “I was taking it out on him [Chris] and I had two tiny kids at home that I wasn't seeing as much and I wasn't focused at work, there are these ripples that then go through your family as well.”

Dementia is a degenerative condition that affects the brain's ability to function normally and remember.

People living with dementia often lose their memories over time and there is currently no cure. 

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