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Damian Lewis reveals the gesture Helen McCrory made in front of Soccer Aid

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Damian Lewis has recalled the touching gesture made by his late wife Helen McCrory ahead of his Soccer Aid debut.

That hometown This Sunday (June 12) star is again taking part in the celebrity football game for a good cause.

McCrory died of breast cancer last year at the age of 52.

Speaking of Good morning Britain On Thursday (June 9), presenter Ben Shephard spoke about first meeting McCrory when he and Lewis competed together at Soccer Aid.

“[McCrory] always been such a vocal supporter of yours in everything you did,” he told Lewis. “[Co-presenter Kate Garraway] and it was a great honor to be able to attend her memorial service a few weeks ago.”

“I can imagine that you have been very moved by the support and love that has been shown to her since her sad passing,” Shephard continued.

Lewis then described his wife as a “fabulous human being” and explained that people “from all walks of life” had reached out to him about how much “impact” she had had in their lives.

“When she first came to Soccer Aid I walked into my hotel room at The Lowry in Manchester and it was covered in Union Jack bunting and England flags all over,” he revealed, “which she also bought and left.” decorated the room with it.”

“She’s with us again this year,” he added.

Soccer Aid will be played at the London Stadium on Sunday 12 June in aid of Unicef, kick-off is at 19:30.

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