Fleur East discusses how she coped with the death of her father during the pandemic – Daily Mail

‘It felt like the world stopped with our grief’: Fleur East discusses losing her father during the pandemic

Fleur East opened up about grieving the loss of her father, Malcolm, during an appearance on The One Show on Tuesday.  

The X Factor star, 33, looked sensational in a black leather jumpsuit while leaving the BBC studios after making a sombre appearance on the show.

She revealed that with her father passing away in March 2020, her family were able to use the pandemic to grieve in private and was now finding it ‘weird to adjust to normal life’ as lockdown begins to lift.

Wow: Fleur East looked sensational as she rocked a black leather jumpsuit following an appearance on The One Show on Tuesday in which she discussed the loss of her father

Wow: Fleur East looked sensational as she rocked a black leather jumpsuit following an appearance on The One Show on Tuesday in which she discussed the loss of her father

Wow: Fleur East looked sensational as she rocked a black leather jumpsuit following an appearance on The One Show on Tuesday in which she discussed the loss of her father 

Speaking to hosts Alex Jones, 44, and Rylan Clark-Neal, 32, on the show, Fleur said: ‘It’s quite daunting coming out of lockdown for so many reasons.  

‘But especially because we lost my dad at the start of the pandemic so for us we relate going into lockdown with the loss of my dad.

‘So we’ve had, in some ways, the fortunate time of being able to grieve in private and not having to face everyone.

‘But it almost feels like the world has stopped with our grief and now, when the world goes back to normal, it’s going to be weird to adjust to normal life without my dad because I haven’t experienced that. It’s a scary thought actually doing that.’   

Heartbroken: Fleur's father, Malcolm, (pictured together) passed away in March 2020, with the singer paying tribute to him in a moving Instagram post at the time

Heartbroken: Fleur's father, Malcolm, (pictured together) passed away in March 2020, with the singer paying tribute to him in a moving Instagram post at the time

Heartbroken: Fleur’s father, Malcolm, (pictured together) passed away in March 2020, with the singer paying tribute to him in a moving Instagram post at the time

Fleur’s father passed away in March last year, with the singer paying tribute to him in a moving Instagram post when she vowed to dedicate all of her future successes to him.

Malcolm’s cause of death has not been revealed. 

The Sax hitmaker wrote: ‘Daddy East, Max, the ultimate G! What a man you were! So young at heart, always living in the moment! Swagger in abundance and such an unforgettable presence. Loved by so many!’

Striking: Fleur was seen leaving the BBC studios after opening up about grieving the loss of her father on the show and oozed confidence as she stepped out in a belted leather jumpsuit

Striking: Fleur was seen leaving the BBC studios after opening up about grieving the loss of her father on the show and oozed confidence as she stepped out in a belted leather jumpsuit

Striking: Fleur was seen leaving the BBC studios after opening up about grieving the loss of her father on the show and oozed confidence as she stepped out in a belted leather jumpsuit 

Windswept: Fleur boosted her modelesque frame with a pair of black stilettos with lace-up detail on the front

Windswept: Fleur boosted her modelesque frame with a pair of black stilettos with lace-up detail on the front

 Windswept: Fleur boosted her modelesque frame with a pair of black stilettos with lace-up detail on the front

She continued: ‘You were always my biggest fan! Cheering me on until the end. You taught me and [sister] Keshia to be confident and to always chase our dreams.

‘I will forever continue to make you proud. I’m so happy you saw us achieve so much.’ 

For her appearance on the BBC show, Fleur oozed confidence as she stepped out in a belted leather jumpsuit, pairing it with a pair of black stilettos with lace-up detail on the front.

Fleur looked in good spirits after her guest appearance on the talk show as she enhanced her pretty features with a light pallet of make-up and wore her hair in its naturally curls.

Gorgeous: Fleur looked in good spirits after her guest appearance on the talk show as she enhanced her pretty features with a light pallet of make-up and wore her hair curly

Gorgeous: Fleur looked in good spirits after her guest appearance on the talk show as she enhanced her pretty features with a light pallet of make-up and wore her hair curly

Gorgeous: Fleur looked in good spirits after her guest appearance on the talk show as she enhanced her pretty features with a light pallet of make-up and wore her hair curly

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