Tue, 28 May, 2019
Angela Bishop breaks down talking about her late husband on Studio 10
Entertainment reporter Angela Bishop has broken down while opening up about her late husband on Friday morning.
As the Studio 10 panellists discussed Blanche d’Alpuget and Bob Hawke’s final days together, the journalist was reduced to tears as she was reminded of her own late partner, Peter Baikie.
“When she spoke about that privilege of being with him as a carer, that’s true. I can’t quite put it into words yet,” she said through tears.
“But um, it’s a very special time, there’s a lot of honesty there. I kind of get what she’s saying, it’s a pure kind of love.”
Sitting down with Leigh Sales, Blanche spoke candidly of her late husband’s legacy, which Bishop clearly resonated with.
Denise Drysdale provided a comforting shoulder to cry on as she wiped away Bishop’s tears from her face.
“We’re just helping out a dear friend here,” said Sarah Harris.
Afterwards, Angela shared that it “would have been their wedding anniversary this week.”
“So it is a bit of a hard week,” she said. “I do think what she said was beautiful.”
“And it’s how you felt, so you can relate to it,” Denise said afterwards.
Angela’s husband, Peter, passed away in 2017 after a tough battle with cancer.
The family made a joint statement at the time of his death, saying: "It is with a heavy heart that Angela Bishop, family and friends advise you of the passing of Angela's much-loved husband, Peter Baikie.
"His courage in fighting this disease left all that shared his journey full of immense admiration. He found his tower of strength in his wife Angela and the love of his daughter Amelia," the statement read.
"He fought courageously till the end and passed away on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends.
"Peter was a car fanatic, a motorbike lover and a gifted mechanic. He embraced life with all it had to offer him – but without doubt his family and friends were the highlights in his world.
"The love shown to Angela and family during his final days by Peter's circle of friends is testament to the man he was. He will be dearly missed but forever loved."