Holly Willoughby and This Morning, along with countless others, have paid their heartfelt tributes to the young and vibrant Matty Lock, who tragically passed away at the tender age of 19.
Matty was a regular guest on the show, known for his enthusiasm in reviewing vacuum cleaners, a passion that had gripped him since he was a mere two years old.
His charm and dedication extended beyond the world of appliances; he was also a dedicated member of the Labour Party and had recently achieved the proud milestone of becoming a councilor in his hometown of Maghull, Merseyside.
Condolences Pour In from All Corners
The news of Matty’s untimely demise sent shockwaves through his community and beyond.
Angela Rayner, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, was among the many who expressed their condolences, sending her ‘love and prayers’ to his grieving loved ones.
Across social media, an outpouring of love and sadness swept through, as hundreds shared their memories of this exceptional young man.
This Morning’s Touching Tribute
This Morning, where Matty had become a beloved presence, took to social media to express their grief.
Presenters of the show, deeply affected by the loss, paid homage to him.
They described Matty as a “delightful young man” and praised his infectious passion for vacuum cleaners and mechanics.
The show’s team offered their condolences to his family, who had visited the studio and beamed with pride as Matty had turned his childhood hobby into a career.
Heartfelt Messages from Colleagues and Friends
Holly Willoughby, profoundly affected by his passing, shared her sorrow on Instagram, emphasizing Matty’s wonderful personality and true dedication to his interests.
Fellow presenter Dermot O’Leary and former This Morning host Rylan Clark also expressed their sadness and sent their love.
Remembering a Cleaning Enthusiast
Matty Lock, fondly known as Matthew, was not just a television personality but also a valued member of the cleaning community.
He had been a part of it since the age of 13, leaving an indelible mark with his expertise and enthusiasm.
Bill Esterston, a friend and Sefton Central Labour MP, mourned Matty’s loss and remembered him as a young man brimming with potential.
A Promising Life Cut Short
Matty’s untimely death brought deep sorrow to the Labour Party, with Labour North West extending their “deepest condolences.”
They acknowledged his immense potential and the admiration he garnered within the party.
Matty’s contributions to This Morning began at a young age, and he continued to share his knowledge, even at 15, with segments on vacuum cleaner recommendations.
A Passionate Collector and Mechanic
Matty’s passion for vacuum cleaners started at an astonishingly young age, at just two years old, when he received his first toy Henry. By the age of five, he was already helping with household cleaning.
As he grew older, his fascination with vacuums led him to collect and repair them.
He found joy in restoring old machines and selling them, eventually amassing a collection of hundreds of machines, mostly Henrys and Dysons.
His dedication to fixing broken vacuums, estimated at around 10 hours a week, led him to repair approximately 500 and sell 300 machines.
A Satisfying Journey
Matty found immense satisfaction in rescuing vacuums from various sources, including builder’s yards and skips, where they were often covered in plaster and grime.
He took pride in cleaning them up, restoring them to their former glory, and sometimes even merging two hoovers to create one in excellent condition.
His workshop in the garden was the hub of his vacuum-related endeavors, where he tirelessly worked to give these machines a second life.
Matty’s legacy lives on not only through his extensive collection but also in the memories of those who knew him.
His boundless enthusiasm and dedication to his passions remain an inspiration to all who had the privilege of crossing paths with this remarkable young man.