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Big Brother VIP: Thomas Markle Jr cries after message from father

Big Brother VIP star Thomas Markle Jr breaks down in tears as he receives a video message from his father

The stars of Big Brother VIP showed their softer sides during Wednesday night’s episode after they were rewarded with messages from home.

Jessika Power, Ellie Gonsalves and Imogen Anthony all broke down in tears when they were surprised with video calls from their loved ones.

But it was Thomas Markle Jr, 55, who had his housemates touched after a short video from his father Thomas was played.

Emotional: Big Brother VIP star Thomas Markle Jr was brought to tears after he received a video message from his father on Wednesday’s episode of Big Brother VIP

‘I’ve grown so much closer to my dad over the last three years…’ Thomas told Big Brother in front of his housemates, before his message played. 

‘Hey Thomas, I just wanted you to know that I’m wishing you good luck on your show. I hope you do well and enjoy yourself,’ his father said, as vision played out on a large screen. 

‘I hope you remember it’s a show and I look forward to seeing you when you come back’. 

Touching moment: Thomas Markle Jr, 55, had his housemates touched after a short video from his father Thomas was played during the episode

Outpouring: ‘I’ve grown so much closer to my dad over the last three years…’ he told Big Brother

Thomas later explained that his father means so much to him.

‘He’s got a good heart, he does,’ said Thomas before wiping a tear from his face.

‘The one thing that he wants is that bond back with Meghan again and he wants to see his grandson Archie and granddaughter Lili… it would be so amazing just to reset.’

Good intentions: ‘He’s got a good heart, he does,’ Thomas told Big Brother in the diary room

Thomas went on to say that it would mean the world to him if everybody could just get together and ‘forget about the past’.

‘We are all family and I would love to see that happen,’ he added.

Big Brother VIP continues Monday at 7.30pm on Channel Seven 

Thomas continued: ‘The one thing that he wants is that bond back with Meghan again and he wants to see his grandson Archie and granddaughter Lili … It would be so amazing just to reset’

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