Christmas plans: Matthew Wright has announced that he is once again spending Christmas apart from his wife and child

Matthew Wright reveals he will be spending Christmas Day away from his wife and child again

Matthew Wright has announced that he is once again spending Christmas apart from his wife and child.

The 57-year-old presenter previously defended his decision to miss his daughter Cassady’s Christmas Day in 2019 in favor of a Caribbean holiday, citing mental health issues as the reason.

And on Tuesday, Matthew opened up about spending the holiday season away from loved ones again because of work, with the star joking that his wife Amelia “will love it” as it gets her “away from me for a few days! ‘

Christmas plans: Matthew Wright has announced that he is once again spending Christmas apart from his wife and child

The broadcaster had joined hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield and royal reporter Camilla Tominey to discuss the latest news, including inviting Sarah Ferguson to her first Christmas party at Sandringham in 30 years.

They also discussed the news that the Prince and Princess of Wales will not be visiting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle even though they are both on the US east coast – with the issue prompting Matthew to reveal his own plans.

He explained: “I don’t see the wife and child on Christmas day, we separate again.

Family: Matthew opened up about spending the holiday season away from loved ones again because of work, with the star joking his wife Amelia will

Family: Matthew opened up about spending the holiday season away from loved ones again because of work, with the star joking his wife Amelia will “love it” as it “gets her away from me for a few days!”

“My wife and my child are with grandma, I will work. I’m at home, working. For LBC.’

Accepting his reasoning, Holly said: “Whatever works for each individual family as Matthew noted he loves having time to himself.

Phillip then asked how his wife felt about the time apart, to which the presenter laughed: “She loves it! this will get her away from me for a few days! How do you think she feels?!’

In 2020, Matthew defended his decision to miss his young daughter’s first Christmas, saying his wife advised him to take a two-week vacation alone for reasons of his own mental health.

Discussion: The broadcaster had joined hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield and royal reporter Camilla Tominey to discuss the latest news, with Matthew opening up about his plans

Discussion: The broadcaster had joined hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield and royal reporter Camilla Tominey to discuss the latest news, with Matthew opening up about his plans

He explained:

He explained: “I don’t see the wife and child on Christmas day, we separate again. My wife and my child are with grandma, I will work. I’m at home, working. for LBC’

The TalkRadio star spent the Christmas season fishing and hiking in the Caribbean, while wife Amelia and then 11-month-old Cassady celebrated at the family home.

During an appearance on This Morning, he said a stressful year and a new baby had contributed to his need to escape, and Amelia fully supported his decision.

He said: “I’ve really had a lot of mental health issues over the last year and a half.

“A friend’s suicide, problems at Channel 5, other personal problems and a story was written about me, a fake story about losing my job just before Christmas and it blew me away.”

Humor: Phillip then asked how his wife felt about the time apart, to which the presenter laughed:

Humor: Phillip then asked how his wife felt about the time apart, to which the presenter laughed: “She loves it! this will get her away from me for a few days! How do you think she feels?!’

Love and marriage: Matthew has been with his second wife Amelia, a Sony music executive, since 2007 and they have been married since 2010 (pictured in 2014)

Love and marriage: Matthew has been with his second wife Amelia, a Sony music executive, since 2007 and they have been married since 2010 (pictured in 2014)

Joy: The couple welcomed their baby girl in January 2019, with the child being conceived through IVF after a heartbreaking eight years of trying during which Amelia conceived six times, all of which ended in miscarriage.

Joy: The couple welcomed their baby girl in January 2019, with the child being conceived through IVF after a heartbreaking eight years of trying during which Amelia conceived six times, all of which ended in miscarriage.

He revealed his wife Amelia said to him: “What’s the point of being here and not sleeping? Do something that’s good for you” and fully supported him for the two-week break.

He admitted “he cried his eyes out at the thought of missing Cassady’s first Christmas,” but said the holiday did him “the power of good” and says he’s now seen a therapist to help his tackle “fights”.

Many who watched at home said they would be the same if their partner was in a similar situation.

Struggles: In 2020, Matthew defended his decision to miss his baby daughter's first Christmas, saying his wife advised him to take a two-week vacation alone for reasons of his own mental health (pictured in 2020)

Struggles: In 2020, Matthew defended his decision to miss his baby daughter’s first Christmas, saying his wife advised him to take a two-week vacation alone for reasons of his own mental health (pictured in 2020)

Break: The TalkRadio star spent the Christmas season fishing and hiking in the Caribbean while wife Amelia and then 11-month-old Cassady partied at the family home (pictured in 2019)

Break: The TalkRadio star spent the Christmas season fishing and hiking in the Caribbean while wife Amelia and then 11-month-old Cassady partied at the family home (pictured in 2019)

In 2018, Wright, who suffers from insomnia and ended his long-running Channel 5 morning show that same year, was diagnosed with PTSD, saying: “I think if I hadn’t gotten out or walked when I did, I do.” don’t know what condition I would be in today.’

Matthew also spent Christmas 2018 alone, although his wife was seven months pregnant with Cassady at the time.

The radio talk show host, who admitted at the time he hadn’t bought a Christmas card or gift for around 11 years, spent “two weeks fishing, with no friends or family” while his wife Amelia spent the festive season with their relatives.

The couple were conceived through IVF in early 2018 after a heartbreaking eight years of trying, during which Amelia conceived six times, all of which ended in miscarriage.

Solo Christmas: Matthew also spent Christmas 2018 alone, although his wife was seven months pregnant with Cassady at the time (pictured in 2018)

Solo Christmas: Matthew also spent Christmas 2018 alone, although his wife was seven months pregnant with Cassady at the time (pictured in 2018)

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