Charlotte Dawson breaks down in tears as she watches 'heartbreaking' documentary on late dad Les with baby son

CHARLOTTE Dawson broke down in tears as she watched a "heartbreaking" documentary on her late dad Les.

The reality star, 28, became emotional as she got to see new footage and clips of the iconic comedian, who passed away in 1993.


Charlotte was joined by her baby son Noah and her fiancé, rugby league player Matt Sarsfield, 29, as they tuned in for the poignant documentary.

The ITV programme, Les Dawson: Lost Tapes, shone a light on real Les away from the spotlight.

The archives revealed him to be a dedicated father and family man as some of his personal material was aired for the first time.

Charlotte, who appeared in the documentary alongside her mum Tracy, also shared intimate footage captured in 1992 – just six months before Les' death.

Wow this was hard to watch. Breaks my heart.

In an Instagram Story video, the TV star told her six-month-old son Noah:"Just about to watch Granddad Les, aren't we?"

Charlotte then shared a sweet clip of her little boy playing while the documentary was airing in the background.

The telly favourite followed up with a pic of her teary-eyed face and said: "Wow that was hard to watch 😭. Breaks my heart.💔"

She then shared a stream of clips, including footage of the comic on Christmas Day in 1992.

The reality star was overwhelmed as she watched touching moments from their short family life together.

It was revealed that Les had commissioned private home videos that had never been shown before.

Charlotte also said that it was difficult to watch her dad's final stage appearance before he died – admitting the "song makes it so hard".

A TRUE ICON

Les, who became a big star in the 70s and 80s, was best remembered for his stellar, deadpan performances and is well known for his love of English literature.

Les thrilled audiences on stage and on TV throughout the 70s and 80s -Les hosted Listen to Les on BBC Radio 2, as well as a number of TV shows like Sez Les, The Dawson Watch and The Les Dawson Show.

His last TV appearance was on Surprise Surprise, hosted by Cilla Black.

Les has three children, Julie, Pamela and Stuart with his first wife Margaret Dawson – who sadly died from cancer in 1986.

Three years later he married his second wife Tracy, and they welcomed daughter Charlotte in 1992.

Les tragically died after suffering a major heart-attack while he was attending a hospital in Manchester for a routine medical check-up.

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