Dancing On Ice star Billie Faiers was absent from the show this week after grandmother Nanny Wendy died.
Billy and her sister Sam Fayers were heartbreaking when their beloved grandmother died at the age of 77.
The reality star’s nanny Wendy was diagnosed with pneumonia before she died, which came as a complete “shock” for the sisters.
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Sources close to Sam (age 30) and Billie (age 31) told MailOnline: “The women are completely devastated.
“They were very close to Nan and her death came as a complete shock to the family.”
Billie took a week off from Dancing On Ice while mourning the tragic death of Nanny Wendy, who was the mother of his father, Lee Faiers.
However, the age of 31 is still good luck to her co-stars ahead of her performance on Instagram.
The blonde beauty wrote: “Good luck to the entire @dancingonice team tonight. You will be amazed.
“I will support everyone,” the star added.
The two moms returning to the show next week are partnering with pro skater Mark Hanretty.
And the Dancing On Ice team made love to Billie and her family during difficult times.
“Sadly because of the loss of a family this week, Billie Shepherd is taking a break on the ice and will not attend Sunday performances,” a Shaw spokesman said.
They added, “We are looking forward to her coming back next week and sending all our love to her at this sad hour.”
After Nanny Wendy’s death, Billie and Sam’s father said, “My beautiful mom lost in a short battle Wednesday afternoon with pneumonia.
“My mother idolized my daughters like all grandchildren. She considered Susan to be a daughter and they were very close.
“I’m completely devastated. This is the only statement I make. Please respect the privacy of our family now.”
The sisters regularly posted pictures with the nanny on their social media accounts. In 2019, the family stayed at the 5-star Celtic Manor Resort on a gorgeous holiday in Newport, Wales.
At the time, Billie shared lovely pictures of Sam, mother Susie (51), and Wendy. They all look beautiful when sunlight shines on them.
There was a caption “3rd generation. We learned from the best”.
Last year, Nanny Wendy also attended Billie’s 30th birthday celebration, dressing up an all-gold ensemble for a Great Gatsby-themed party.