Myleene Klass has spoken about her emotional trip to the Philippines with mother Magdalena, three months after the islands were devastated by a typhoon.
“I sat down on my bed when I just got back,” said Myleene on ITV’s Daybreak. “I couldn’t cope with it. But we have big voices, there’s a big message to get out there.”
The mother and daughter revealed to presenters John Stapleton and Lorraine Kelly that they were deeply affected by the trip and the lack of aid getting through to those who need it.
“What hit home for me is it’s three months down the line,” said Myleene. “Christmas is out of the way, we’re all moving on with our own lives. People have been so good in times of austerity, people have been so kind. We’re out there and you realise there is still so much more that needs to be done, the scale is devastating.”
The 35-year-old added that being a mother made the journey particularly emotional. “I thought about my own children the whole time,” she said. “You think of how they say they’re hungry, they’re tired, they’re cold… those life essentials, you can fix them in a second.”