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What happened on Friday's This Morning? GBBO's Rahul BAKING cupcakes and more!

Today This Morning was all about remembering our heroes.

This Sunday marks 100 years of the signing of The Armistice. With Remembrance Day just around the corner (November 11th) Eamon and Ruth had a war hero puppy in the studio and Alison Hammond was out selling poppies.

Here’s what happened on This Morning today!

War Hero Puppy

Eamonn and Ruth had Sean Laidlaw and his dog Barrie on the show. Sean served in Syria as a bomb disposal expert when he came across a puppy in the rubble.

Sean said that it took four days for the puppy to get used to him and after that Barrie became part of the team.

He then had to leave Syria three months later and after six months apart charity War Paws helped him out in getting Barrie to the UK.

Barrie said since leaving the army: “It’s been hard after leaving the forces”. He now runs a fitness company in his hometown of Essex.

Hammond Salutes Heroes

Today Alison was out selling poppies in Birmingham.

Donators made a point to say “the freedom that we have today is because of the people that fought in the war”.

Alison said that today reminded her “why we must never forget”.

“The simple act of wearing a poppy ensures that their memory lives on.”

Martin Lewis’s Quick Deals

Money saving expert Martin Lewis had some deals for anyone paying interest on credit cards and for people with credit and store card debt.

He also said there is an opportunity to get a £10 voucher up to £105 at Ikea.

He said: “If you buy a £3 advent calendar at Ikea you’ll get at least £10 to spend in store.”

It’s also a Boots points weekend, so this weekend is the best time to go out a do a big spend there if you were planning to.

For more details on his Martin’s deals for the second week of November please go online.

Nick and Eva Help Veterans with PTSD

Veterans Matt Morris and Dorian Donelly were on the show today (Friday, November 9th).

In 1999 they joined the army as infantry soldiers.

After returning from service in Iraq they both noticed that things weren’t right with their behaviour, Matt experienced chronic claustrophobia and Dorian couldn’t be anywhere where there were big crowds.

This took its toll on their home and family lives and they said it made them lose self-confidence and their self-belief.

Thankfully, in 2016, both men were able to conquer their fears by getting help from the Speakmans, proving that PTSD can be treated.

Rahul Mandal Cooks Live

Rahul warmed the nation’s heart this morning as spoke about winning The Great British Bake Off and said that he taught himself to bake.

He made his first cake two years ago when his parents came to the UK.

The research scientist made ginger cake cupcakes and it was his first time live cooking.



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After studying for her BA in Journalism at Solent University, Helen went straight into writing for GRV Media as years of binge-watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta finally started to pay off. Helen has been with the company for over three years, writing about reality TV and specialising in USA and UK content. Outside of work you’ll find her rustling up Nigella’s latest recipes, or at the beach walking her dog.