He broke down as Kate stepped in to allow Pete to drink some water and take a moment to collect himself.
“Pete we can see you’re rather upset,” Kate noted. “We can see you’re upset, we don’t want to upset you.”
Viewers posted on Twitter to show their support to Pete following his interview as one commented: “Bless that sweet man. I hope he has support too.”
Another added: “Good man Pete. It mustn’t have been easy for you. I hope you get some support too along with Nikki’s family and friends. You were there when she needed you, take comfort in that. I hope that some good can now come out of a bad situation.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am.