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Judi Love was in tears as she announced her dear friend and driver Martin had tragically passed away.

The Loose Women panelist, 42, took to Instagram on Monday (July 25) where she told followers she was "truly devastated" by the loss.

The ITV presenter shared a sweet montage of videos which showed her and Martin driving together, posing for the camera and sharing playful banter with one another.

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Judi penned a heartfelt tribute to her beloved friend, whom she revealed saw her on her "best and worst days", which included when her dad passed away.

She started off by telling everyone she was 'heartbroken' and that her thoughts are firstly with the chauffeur's family.

Judi said: "It’s with deep heartbreak to share that My dear Martyn has passed away. (Yes I use to spell it wrong and we laughed about that too) Martyn often told me how much he loved his children, so my thought are firstly with them at this hard time."

"I’ll keep it [100%] real with you, working in the public eye and getting older and wiser, your circle becomes smaller and Martyn was a part of the inner circle..

She explained she had a beautiful friendship with Martin and that he once waited outside hospital for her until she had finished her operation.

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The Loose Women star also admitted Martin was the only driver she trusted to drive her two children around.

"We built a beautiful friendship on laughter, life experiences and trust.. Yes he drove me to shows but he also was involved in personal trips and events. Martyn saw me on my best and worst days, when my dad passed away, my daughter’s sweet 16th and a month ago when I had an operation Martyn waited outside until he knew I had been prepped,why? Because that’s the kind of man he was.

"Throughout these last 4 years Martyn kept my children and I safe and comfortable on the road. Martyn was the only driver that I would allow to drive my children, to them he was our Martyn. To say I am truly devastated is an understatement."

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"Martyn never missed an opportunity to tell me how much he cared and he was one of my biggest cheerleaders. So in saying that with tears as I’m writing this, he will alway be in my heart. Martyn I pray our days brought you the same joy it gave me, our friendship will always remind me how important it is to find your tribe, your inner circle, treasure them and love them as much as possible.

She finished: "Sleep Well My Martin RIP xxx"

Judi was inundated with supportive messages from her famous friends and fans.

Judi's fellow Loose Women star Charlene White said: "Oh my goodness, oh Judi… he was such a lovely man. Sending love to you and Martyn’s family xx"

Author and ITV style guru Candice Brathwaite wrote: "I swear drivers come like family. Bless up Martyn"

*Loose Women airs weekdays at 12:30pm on ITV and ITVHub.


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