TV host Phillip Schofield has reached deep into his pockets for a guest on This Morning.
The presenter was so moved by Samuel Carvalho’s story on the show that he has donated £5,000 towards helping him.
Last month, Samuel, who suffers from an undiagnosed condition which causes him to faint randomly, appeared on the show to chat to Phil and co-host Holly Willoughby about his mystery illness.
But just minutes after the interview, 22 year-old Samuel collapsed on his way out of the studio.
On Tuesday, Phil took to Twitter and shared a photo of Samuel in the hospital after he was rushed away in an ambulance following another collapse.
He captioned the image: “Omg @SamCarvalho this is heartbreaking! Stay strong, we WILL raise that money.” Followed by a link to Samuel’s GoFundMe page to encourage people to donate.
The picture shows Samuel with a large cut on his forehead with dark eyes and bruises.
Samuel then took to his own Twitter to thank Phil for donating £5,000 to his fund.
He said: “Thank you Phillip for donating £5,000 to our Crowdfund. You are such an amazing, genuine and generous man! @Schofe @thismorning”.
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During his appearance on the show, Phil and Holly emotionally told viewers that Samuel had collapsed after finishing the interview.
Phil said: “Little bit shocked at the moment because we were just chatting to Samuel who said as he got up, ‘Oh, thank goodness I managed to get through the interview without passing out.
“He’s fine, he’s got a paramedic with him now, but as soon as he left the studio door he was absolutely flat out.”
During his appearance on This Morning, Samuel introduced them to his adorable dog, Lola, who acts as his paramedic and carer.
Samuel’s girlfriend, Ashleigh Bainbridge has told how the fundraising is to cover the costs of training Lola, who gives her boyfriend some of his independence back.
The fund is currently at £10,486 of its £20K goal.