THIS Morning presenter Alison Hammond was born in Birmingham to Jamaican parents, Clifford and Maria.
In 2020, the 47-year-old tragically revealed that she lost her father in June, five months after her mother passed away from liver and lung cancer.
Who was Alison Hammond's dad Clifford?
Clifford Hammond was Alison's biological father.
Alison's mother only discovered that Clifford, who imported trucks between the UK and the Caribbean, was married with kids once she was pregnant with Alison.
And while the TV presenter was brought up single-handed by her mother, Alison still had contact with her dad.
In her book You've Got To Laugh, Alison explained how Clifford "definitely had the lifestyle" and would always shower her with gifts and Chinese takeaways.
She added that the businessman was treated like a "king" in his native Jamaica, with his powerful presence leaving residents "uneasy".
She said: "You could tell by the way people spoke about him that he was respected and feared in the community.
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"They called him Mr Hammond and you could see the unease in their eyes when they spoke to him. I’m not surprised, either, because he drove everywhere with a massive shotgun tucked under his pick-up truck."
She added: "He didn’t mess around."
Clifford passed away in June 2020.
The TV personality said she felt a "sense of loss and emptiness" after her dad's death.
Sharing a picture of her father, Alison told fans: "This is my real Dad Clifford Hammond who passed away last week in Jamaica.
"I’m saddened that I won’t be able to make his funeral and saddened that he wasn’t part of my life as much as I would have liked but I still have a sense of loss and emptiness.
"Sleep well Daddy, love leaves a memory no one can steal. RIP."
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Who was Alison Hammond's mum Maria?
In January 2022, Alison paid tribute to her mum Marie on the anniversary of her death.
The presenter took to Instagram to mark two years since her late mother passed away from liver and lung cancer.
Alongside a snap of Maria in her younger days Alison wrote: "Mummy Two years today you left me and the pain has never left my heart.
"I love and Miss you sooo much . I hear and feel you all the time . My Angel Maria."
Alison's mum, who was from Guyana, tragically died in January 2020.
The 47-year-old had always been close to her mum and posted a touching message on Instagram the day after her mother's funeral.
She wrote: "Today I dedicate Valentine’s Day to my beautiful , wonderful Mother Maria who passed away from liver and lung cancer.
"Yesterday my family and I celebrated her amazing life and laid her to rest in a beautiful ceremony she would have been proud of.
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"Thank you mummy for giving me the strength to move forward in the knowledge that your ok and with God in Heaven now. I will always remember you and try and make you proud. I love you mum."
She also wrote on Twitter: "RIP my best friend and Living Angel please come to my dreams."
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