'I'm really beginning to like him' Stephen Dixon warms to King Charles as he's 'reduced to tears' - 'used to be cold'

'I'm really beginning to like him'  Stephen Dixon warms to King Charles as he's 'reduced to tears' - 'used to be cold'

WATCH NOW: GB News' Stephen and Ellie react to King Charles's admission

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Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 22/02/2024

- 09:20

King Charles held an audience with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday

GB News's Stephen Dixon has lavished the King with praise over his candid admission to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak after the monarch held an audience with the Conservative leader on Wednesday.

The King is currently being treated for a form of cancer after announcing his diagnosis earlier this month.

Speaking to Rishi Sunak on Wednesday in his first face-to-face meeting since the start of his cancer treatment, King Charles told the Prime Minister that he was "reduced to tears" by the amount of supportive messages he has received.

Sunak told the monarch it was "very nice" to see him and it was "wonderful" to see him "looking so well".

Rishi Sunak, King Charles, Stephen Dixon

Stephen Dixon says he is 'really warming' to King Charles

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The Prime Minister also assured the King that the "country is behind him" as he gushed at the overwhelming support by royal fans.

He added that the King's candidness about his diagnosis has given a "spotlight" to the work of cancer charities across Britain, and has prompted a 51 per cent increase in searches for NHS advice on the disease.

Discussing the King's latest appearance, GB News hosts Stephen Dixon and Ellie Costello praised his admission to the Prime Minister.

Stephen noted that King Charles appeared "very relaxed" in the meeting, as Ellie admitted she wanted to "give him a cuddle" after revealing his emotional response to the support.

Rishi Sunak and King Charles

King Charles told Prime Minister Rishi Sunak he was 'reduced to tears' by the public's support


Ellie added: "What really struck me is I think he spent so long kind of in the shadow of his mother.

"And he never really felt that public love that she felt because we were giving it all to her.


Ellie suggested: "It's probably the first time he's felt that big sway of public support and love for him, and that's probably why he's so emotional. He's waited his whole life for it."

Stephen agreed with Ellie, and said the public support he is receiving is "well deserved".

He added: "I think he's proving to be an excellent King. I was very pleased to see in the papers yesterday that very, very shortly we're going to have notes with his face on.

"I'm really looking forward to that, I think it's going to be nice."

Ellie Costello and Stephen Dixon

Ellie Costello praised King Charles for his openness about his cancer diagnosis

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Ellie then praised the King's continued openness about his diagnosis and treatment, along with his "emotional" side, which was rarely seen by his mother Queen Elizabeth II.

Ellie noted: "I think even the way he's handled these health problems and wanting to be so public and share it with people so that they can go and and perhaps look for a diagnosis if they've got similar symptoms.

"I just think it's really commendable. I think he's just handled the whole thing with so much grace. He's doing a great job and we wish him well."

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