Good Morning Britain hosts Ben Shephard and Charlotte Hawkins welcomed WWII veteran Ken Benbow and his carer Kia Tobin onto the show today to help with their VE Day celebrations. As he spoke about his time in the Navy, viewers were left in tears as he recalled how he was in the middle of a battle when the fighting came to an end.
The 94-year-old went viral when a video of him receiving a cushion with the face of his late wife Ada on it was given to him by Kia.
Today, he returned to Good Morning Britain to recall his time as a Naval Officer revealing he couldn’t celebrate at the time.
He explained: “We couldn’t do much [to celebrate VE Day].
“Because, as I say, we were in the middle of a battle.”
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WWII hero Ken Benbow’s memories of VE Day leave GMB viewers in tears: ‘We didn't know' (Image: ITV)
Ken Benbow spoke about where he was when WWII ended (Image: ITV)
Ken continued: “Getting back was the most important thing but we didn’t know what was going to happen.
“We were thinking of everybody back in England, we could hear the music and knew they were dancing.”
Ken later added: “I must thank the Lord for my life. I have had a marvellous life, I had the most wonderful wife in the world.