Kylie Gillies broke down as she discussed her father Ron Mills’ death on on Sunday night.
The Morning Show host, 54, was preparing to perform the waltz when she revealed it was one of her dad’s favourite types of dancing.
‘I love that I’m getting the chance to dance the waltz this time around.It was my first dance back in 2009 and my dad was so proud of me doing that dance,’ she said.
Emotional: Kylie Gillies (pictured) broke down in tears as she discussed her beloved father Ron Mills’ death on Dancing With The Stars on Sunday
‘He and mum would dance the waltz all the time and when my sister and I were little girls, he would put us on his feet and dance us around the lounge room.’
‘They are beautiful memories,’ an emotional Kylie added.
‘We lost dad recently and I’m really sad he won’t be here to see me dance this time around but mum is proud enough for both of them.’
Memories: The Morning Show host was preparing to perform the waltz when she revealed it was one of her dad Ron’s (pictured) favourite types of dancing
Kylie announced her beloved father Ron’s death in September last year, just weeks after he celebrated his 91st birthday.
The 54-year-old revealed the news of his passing on Instagram, saying that the entire family was ‘heartbroken’ alongside a picture montage of happy memories.
‘Our darling Dad,’ Kylie began. ‘A much-loved husband xxx return of xander cage cda to my Mum for 57 years, and a Grandpa to four grandchildren who adored him.
‘We are heartbroken but thankful.You looked after us all for so long. Ron Mills 10.8.1930 – 31.8.2021.’
‘We lost dad recently and I’m really sad he won’t be here to see me dance this time around but mum is proud enough for both of them,’ she said
The devastating announcement came just weeks after Sydney-based Kylie was forced to miss her father’s 91st birthday celebrations, after being unable to fly to Hervey Bay in Queensland amid lockdown.
Kylie had instead acknowledged the day with a sweet throwback photo of her with her dad.
The TV anchor captioned the post: ‘Happy 91st dearest Daddy.Not long now ’til we get you that telegram from the Queen.’
She continued: ‘Not socially distanced here in this pic ..but, yet again, border lockdowns are keeping us from all being together.
‘I know Mum, Stacy and Julia spoiled you on your special day…as you deserve to be.big sexy women xxx from us all down south. Xx’.
‘We are heartbroken’: Kylie announced her beloved father Ron’s death in September last year, just weeks after he celebrated his 91st birthday