Davina McCall says late sister is 'always with me' as she kisses her urn

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15:  Davina McCall speaks on stage on day one of Stylist Magazine's first ever 'Stylist Live' event at the Business Design Centre on October 15, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett / Getty Images for Shortlist Media)
Davina McCall's sister Caroline died from lung cancer in 2012. (Getty Images for Shortlist Media)

Davina McCall kissed her late sister’s urn during an Instagram Live session with fans, saying her sibling was always with her.

The former Big Brother presenter, 52, opened up about her life and living in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic during the live session.

Sat behind McCall was a shelf containing an urn and a framed photograph of her sister Caroline Baday, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 50 after battling lung cancer.

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Kissing the urn, McCall told her followers: “That is my sister in an urn there.”

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“Always with me,” she said. “I didn’t have the heart to let go of her, so she has stayed with me.”

The TV star said that she and her sibling had been “very co-dependent”.

“She lived with me and had done for most of my adult life,” she said. “She is always with me.”

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McCall has opened up about her sister in the past, saying that she still talks to her all the time and that Caroline’s death helped inspire her own fitness journey.

Speaking on This Morning earlier this year, she said: “I do find that at 52 I'm exercising and eating right for a slightly different reason, I do think about my health and my longevity.

“My sister died when she was 50, I always think, ‘My mum had cancer, my sister had cancer’ I just want to do everything I can to be the healthiest I can be.”