Anthea Turner has revealed that she is back speaking to sister Wendy ‘by accident.’
The presenter, 63, and her journalist sister, 56, stopped communicating while embroiled in a years-long feud.
The duo have refused to detail why they fell out so dramatically many years ago, but during a joint appearance on Monday’s Lorraine, discussed being reunited.
Anthea also admitted that their mum Jean’s death brought them closer. Jean died from pneumonia aged 91 in May 2022.
Asked how they got back on good terms, Anthea admitted: ‘It was an accident,’ before Wendy explained it was down to a Whatsapp message.
Reunited: Anthea Turner, 63, has revealed that she is back speaking to sister Wendy, 56, ‘by accident,’ after they stopped communicating while embroiled in a years-long feud
Big secret: The duo have refused to detail why they fell out so dramatically many years ago, but during a joint appearance on Monday’s Lorraine, discussed being reunited
She recalled: ‘I was at mum and dad’s. Mum was still alive. Dad was struggling with Whatsapp on his phone. I sent you [Anthea] a Whatsapp message and you called dad to say, ”how did you send a whatsapp message?”
‘It got complicated so I was like ,”oh give me the phone.” We started talking on the phone and didn’t stop talking.’
The sisters also discussed how losing their mother June, and clearing through her belongings gave them a greater appreciation for each other.
Anthea admitted: ‘We underestimated emotionally how difficult it is. You have to get rid of thing from your childhood.
‘Mum was a hoarder. I’m glad I had my sister there to do that. As an only child it must be really hard.’
Last week in a joint chat, Anthea told OK! Magazine: ‘We’re at that time in our lives when we’re at our closest. I believe in taking pleasure in the present and not dissecting the past.
‘There is a little phrase that I love: ‘Least said, best mended.’ What happens nowadays is that everyone says: ‘We’ve got to unpack it; let’s discuss it.’ But I don’t think for every situation it’s the right thing to do.’
Shared pain: Anthea also admitted that their mum Jean’s death brought them closer
Sad: Jean died from pneumonia aged 91 in May 2022
Wendy explained: ‘Neither of us has felt the need to discuss the circumstances and arguments that caused our years apart.
‘What we realised is that we were having fun together and that we have a lot to offer as a duo. You can’t do that if you keep going over the past.
‘I consider Anthea to be my best friend. We speak on the phone every day.’