This Morning's Rochelle Humes and Vernon Kay break down in tears as guest raises £100,000 for sick wife

THIS Morning hosts Rochelle Humes and Vernon Kay were today left in tears as a guest revealed he is running 27 marathons in aid of his wife's very rare illness.

The pair – who are stepping while Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield take their Christmas breaks – were in pieces at the end of the interview when the man told how wife Megan had taken "a turn for the worse" in hospital.

Captain Scott Fisher, 31, from Kent, is hoping to raise £27000 for the charity Mast Cell Action and joined the ITV show mid-marathons, on day 5 of his epic challenge.

Scott’s wife, Megan, developed a condition called Mast Cell Activation Syndrome after the traumatic birth of their daughter 3 years ago.

He told Rochelle and Vernon that she went from being a national equestrian competitor to relying on 27 pills a day to keep her alive.

He'd taken up the mammoth challenge after nursing Megan, and left everyone reaching for the tissues when he said she may not make it home for Christmas.

He said: "Simply the pressure of your clothes can bring you out in welts, hives, and it escalates to anaphylaxis. And it can range from anything really, from that really low level sort of thing all the way up to neurological conditions which has happened to my wife and it has given her some heart conditions and epilepsy as well."

Rochelle asked: "And how is Megan doing?"

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And Scott admitted: "Unfortunately it's really hard to say but she has taken a turn for the worse and she has been transferred to a London hospital because the local ones aren't equipped to deal with such a life threatening condition. I'm hoping she gets home for Christmas."

He said the aim was to raise £27,000 and hoped viewers would help him reach his target – before This Morning donated £1000 to his JustGiving page.

After Rochelle gave him the news, Scott gushed: "You've put me on the back foot there because I wasn't expecting that, and I'm obviously not allowed to cry on national TV."

Wiping away tears, she replied: "Well we are!" and Vernon's eyes welled up.

He said: "You've certainly got me going."

Following the segment Scott's fundraising page soared past £100,000.

Viewers were just as emotional, as one said: "Captain Scott Fisher I salute you & your wife"

Another wrote on Twitter: "Just donated to Scott Fisher all the best with your challenge"

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