"I never thought I would be so lonely". Widowed, Esther Rantzen admits she has an aching emptiness

"I never thought I would be so lonely". Widowed, Esther Rantzen admits she has an aching emptiness

“I never thought I would be so lonely”, Esther Rantzen”s aching emptiness

12:36 AM on 8th August 2011

Home alone: Widowed, Esther is one of the three out of five women over 75 who live alone - something the broadcaster struggles with at times

Home alone: Esther is one of the three out of five women over 75 who live alone – something she finds hard

Happy memories: From left Rebecca, Esther, Emily, Joshua and Desmond

Happy memories: From left Rebecca, Esther, Emily, Joshua and Desmond

Constant company: From the moment she was born Esther was surrounded by people be it school friends, university friends, the people she worked with and her family

Constant company: From the moment she was born Esther was surrounded by people be it school friends, university friends, the people she worked with and her family