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Loose Women star Gloria Hunniford's nightmare accident left her unable to leave the house

Poor Gloria!

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Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor
August 19, 2022
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Loose Women presenter Gloria Hunniford, 82, suffered a terrible fall in June 2022, which left her housebound.

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Speaking of her accident, Gloria said: "Falls are shocking, they really take your confidence away. I tripped on a rug, fell on the hard floor and took it all on my face and down the left side of my body. I didn't leave the house for three weeks.

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"My eye was full of blood and I was black, blue and yellow," the presenter told Prima. "I've had nightmares about the impact," she continued.

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The accident saw Gloria, who also presents Rip Off Britain, break a bone that holds the eye socket in place, narrowly missing the need for surgery.

The accident left Gloria unable to work, causing her to miss the Jubilee Pageant, where she was due to ride the open-top bus with Cliff Richard. "I sat watching the pageant at home with tears in my tea," she said.

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Gloria Hunniford is a regular on Loose Women

The presenter confessed she's not good at taking time off and hopes to continue working for as long as she has the energy to do so.

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"I find my energy increases when I go to work, it really does," Gloria told HELLO!

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Gloria feels energetic at work

"I appreciate if people are in a job they don’t particularly like and want to retire to enjoy their last years in ways they choose; playing golf or going to live in Spain. But if you are in a job like I am, where I learn something and meet interesting people every day, it is invigorating. I don’t want to give it up. I am challenged by what I am doing. I love it with a capital L."

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