Jane McDonald is determined to stay "positive" amid her grief.

Jane McDonald is determined to stay positive amid her grief

Jane McDonald is determined to stay positive amid her grief

The 61-year-old star lost her fiancé Eddie Rothe to lung cancer in April 2021, and three years earlier had to deal with the death of her mother, but she insisted that while things are "not always easy" for her now, Jane generally has more good days than bad.

Speaking on ITV's 'Lorraine', she told stand-in host Ranvir Singh: "You have to find your way of dealing with it, it’s not easy. It never leaves you either. "Everybody thinks, ‘Oh, she's back on track’. No, it never leaves you. I have to make a decision every morning what my day is going to be like, because you can go that way, or you can go that way.

"I choose to go the positive way and it's not always easy. It's not always easy and if you have a bad day, that's fine. Have a bad day. But in general, now I look at my life and I think, ‘I've got a lot more good days in my life than I have bad days now’. "

The former 'Loose Women' panellist - who revealed in 2022 that her best friend and 'Celebrity Gogglebox' co-star Sue Ravey had moved in with her - noted that she has a "great group" of friends and she has learned to "laugh" again following her loss.

She added: “It's that purpose thing again. You know, my life is different now to what it was and my plans have all changed now to what they were.

"I have a great group of girlfriends that I go out with a lot, we go on holiday together.

"I laugh again and there's that one moment when you look in the mirror and you think, ‘I know you’."

Jane - who shot to fame as a singer on the BBC One docuseries 'The Cruise' in 1998 - is now preparing to head back out on the road with her 'With All My Love Tour' in October, and explained that going back to music has given her "purpose" again in life.

She said: "I've come on leaps and bounds and I think the music and touring again, and getting back with my band, and writing new stuff again is just, it's given me such joy and a purpose.

"My purpose is to go out and entertain. Yeah, I think once you've found your purpose in life, everything just comes together and I feel my purpose now is to get back on that stage.”

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