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Good Morning Britain viewers left in floods of tears during Vicky McClure’s Our Dementia Choir performance
The Line of Duty star was on the show to discuss the third series of her hit BBC documentary Our Dementia Choir
Good Morning Britain viewers were left in tears on Tuesday following a performance by Our Dementia Choir. The group feature in a documentary alongside Nottingham-born actor Vicky McClure about the power of music being able to help those living with the disease.
McClure, best known for her role as Detective Inspector Kate Fleming on Line of Duty, launched BBC series Our Dementia Choir after caring for her other grandmother, Iris, who died in 2015. Though she slowly watched her grandmother deteriorate over years of battling the disease, McClure never forgot how music helped Iris.
Vicky appeared on GMB to discuss the third series of her documentary, with all episodes now available to stream on BBC iPlayer. The first two seasons saw the actor set out to discover the extent of music’s power to combat dementia by forming a choir of people living with the condition in Nottingham.
Speaking to hosts Adil Ray and Charlotte Hawkins, Vicky said: “I couldn’t be prouder of every single person who makes Our Dementia Choir what it is. Being able to record a song that gives voice to people living with dementia at the most famous recording studio in the world is an extraordinary achievement, and it’s made even more incredible when you think that the recording was made with people living with dementia.”
The choir then took to the stage as viewers flooded social media with heartwarming and emotional responses – and it seems there wasn’t a dry eye in homes across the UK. Taking to Twitter, one person penned: “How lovely to watch the choir this morning – well done ladies and gents. That was so moving – it even made me cry!”
Echoing their comments, someone else said: “That was amazing! Congrats and thanks to Our Dementia Choir for an uplifting performance and raising awareness of dementia. Brought a tear to my eye!” While a third added: “What a joy to watch you all on GMB this morning. My dad had Alzheimers for ten years and singing and music were so important. Awesome job, beautiful to watch.”
The choir have taken part in a ground-breaking scientific study with some of the UK’s leading experts to measure the emotional and physical responses of people singing in regular sessions over three months. The second series of the BBC One documentary, with shows the close-knit group record a single and perform at Splendour festival in Nottingham.
Vicky McClure is an English actress, model and presenter. She is known for her roles as Detective Inspector Kate Fleming in the BBC series Line of Duty and Lol Jenkins in Shane Meadows’ film This Is England and its Channel 4 sequel mini-series This Is England ’86, This Is England ’88, and This Is England ’90.
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