THIS Morning left a jilted bride in tears today when they surprised her with a honeymoon.
Holly Willoughby hugged brave Kayley Stead, 27, after she told how her fiance left her at the altar but she carried on with her wedding day.
Jilted bride Kayley Stead was in tears today on This Morning as she recalled being left at the altar by her fiance
Holly hugged brave Kayley who appeared in her stunning wedding dress with her bridesmaids including sister Katie, centre
Brave Kayley told the show that she and her bridesmaids continued with her big day after guests agreed to stay and celebrate with her rather than allow it to all go to waist.
With the support of her bridesmaids Kayley went through with the meal, speeches, dances and professional photos, after her fiance Kallum drove off on the eve of their wedding and didn’t return.
She told Holly and Phil through tears: “His dad rang me. He’s a matter of fact man, he’s a frank man, and he said ‘(Kallum) is safe but he’s four hours away. And we had an hour to get married. That’s when I knew.”
Holly gave her a big hug and said: “You’re doing so well, you’re stronger than all of us.”
Her sister Katie was sat beside her and added: “That’s my best friend, do you know what I mean? So, I’m getting emotional as well.
“To be honest with you it was really heartbreaking, but I thought if I start crumbling now….”
Brave Kayley was then left in bits when at the end of the interview Holly and co-host Phillip Schofield revealed she would also take part in another huge wedding tradition and go on her honeymoon.
Phillip said: “You’re so lucky to have such wonderful sister, amazing friends, well done you. That is siezing the day.
“And because of that we think you deserve a honeymoon. Hayes travel have provided us with £1000 to put towards your travel and This Morning will match it with another £1000. So we’re sending you away.”
Kayley, from Portmead, Swansea, was with Kallum for almost four years.
He proposed in August 2020 but the night before the September 15 wedding, Kayley stayed in an AirBnB, celebrating with her bridesmaids, while the groom and his groomsmen stayed in a caravan near the venue.
But he left the caravan that evening and never returned, leaving the groomsmen to contact the bridal party the next day with the news.
Kayley’s bridal party, including sister Katie, above with Kayley, called the groomsmen and told them to head to the wedding venue where they would carry on with the party regardless.
Kayley spoke to The Sun last week about her ordeal and said: “I’d spent all this money, I’d been looking forward to the food, a dance with my dad, spending time with my family, so why not?”