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Welcome home daddies! This Morning viewers are left in tears as two soldier brothers are reunited with their children at Lapland UK after nine months apart

  • Soldier brothers were reunited with their children at Lapland UK on This Morning
  • Captain David Rawdon and Sergeant Major John Rawdon from the 2nd Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment appeared on the ITV programme 
  • They were reunited with their children and partners at Santa Claus’s grotto










This Morning viewers have been left in tears after two soldier brothers were reunited with their children at Lapland UK after nine months apart at.

Captain David Rawdon and Sergeant Major John Rawdon from the 2nd Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment appeared on the ITV programme today to be reconnected with their partners and children.

In an emotional segment, presenter Josie Gibson arrived at Lapland UK, in Ascot, to reunite the young children with their fathers, who have been away for up to nine months.

The youngsters were speaking to Santa Claus when their fathers entered the grotto – and the resulting tearful family hugs left viewers at home sobbing.

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This Morning viewers have been left in tears after two soldier brothers (pictured) were reunited with their children at Lapland UK after nine months apart at

Pictured, one of the soldiers reuniting with his children

This Morning viewers have been left in tears after two soldier brothers (pictured) were reunited with their children at Lapland UK after nine months apart at

Captain David Rawdon and Sergeant Major John Rawdon (pictured left and centre) from the 2nd Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment appeared on the ITV programme today to be reconnected with their partners and children

Captain David Rawdon and Sergeant Major John Rawdon (pictured left and centre) from the 2nd Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment appeared on the ITV programme today to be reconnected with their partners and children

Before entering the grotto, David admitted: ‘I’m very excited and a little bit nervous.’

John’s partner also spoke about how he missed one Christmas with their eldest, saying: ‘It was really tough, you try and make it as magical as possible but when Daddy’s not their on Christmas morning it’s very sad for them.’

Following the emotional reunions, Twitter users were keen to comment on the segment and took to the social media platform.

One fan wrote: ‘It’s an emotional rollercoaster #ThisMorning. I couldn’t stop laughing at chimney bloke and now I’m crying at kids reuniting with their dads’

Another added: ‘Blubbing away at @thismorning,’ while a third said: ‘I don’t cry easily but I’m gone.’

Reaction: The youngsters were speaking to Santa Claus when their fathers entered the grotto - and the resulting tearful family hugs left viewers at home sobbing

Reaction: The youngsters were speaking to Santa Claus when their fathers entered the grotto – and the resulting tearful family hugs left viewers at home sobbing

While a fourth viewer penned: ‘When the little girl yelled “daddy”. I cried,’ while a fifth said: ‘#ThisMorning reuniting their kids with their military dads for Christmas has me an absolute mess.’ 

Presenter Vernon Kay finally made his This Morning debut on Monday four months later than planned due to Covid-19.

He was forced to miss out on the presenting opportunity in the summer after contracting coronavirus.

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are currently taking a break from This Morning over the festive period.

In an emotional segment, presenter Josie Gibson arrived at Lapland UK, in Ascot, to reunite the young children (pictured) with their fathers, who have been away for up to nine months

In an emotional segment, presenter Josie Gibson arrived at Lapland UK, in Ascot, to reunite the young children (pictured) with their fathers, who have been away for up to nine months

Before entering the grotto (pictured), David admitted: 'I'm very excited and a little bit nervous.'

Before entering the grotto (pictured), David admitted: ‘I’m very excited and a little bit nervous.’

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