Dame Sheila Hancock is providing a £500 reward for the return of her “extra treasured possession” – a necklace that incorporates wedding rings belonging to each her mother and father and her late husbands.
The EastEnders star, 90, revealed over the weekend that she misplaced the jewelry after going to see Unintentional Loss of life of an Anarchist on the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London.
Talking to Good Morning Britain on Monday (3 July), Dame Sheila mentioned: “It’s the one factor I’ve of my father, as a result of he didn’t have some other possessions.”
She mentioned that the reward displays how a lot the objects imply to her and added: “If anyone wouldn’t need the cash themselves, they can provide it to a charity.”
Dame Sheila continued: “The terrible factor is it’s my fault and I really feel a bit embarrassed as a result of there’s so many dreadful issues occurring on the earth.
“Individuals can’t be bothered with me shedding a necklace, nevertheless it does imply lots to me and I’d actually like to get it again – it’s my mum and my dad and my husbands.”
She requested followers to get in contact with ITV, the BBC or on social media in the event that they discover it.
Dame Sheila’s official Twitter account tweeted on Saturday that the actor was “heartbroken” to have misplaced the gold chain holding 4 wedding rings.
The account mentioned she was “completely determined for its return”.
One of the rings within the necklace was from Dame Sheila’s marriage to the late John Thaw, and the opposite from her marriage to the late Alec Ross.
She was married to Ross till he died in 1971, and later to Thaw from 1973 till his demise in 2002.
The opposite two belonged to her mom and father. Her official Twitter account supplied a reward to anybody who discovered and returned the necklace because the Metropolitan Police “now not cope with misplaced objects”.
“CCTV suggests this necklace with the 4 wedding rings was misplaced round Haymarket W1,” it mentioned in a sequence of tweets. “The police now not cope with misplaced objects so even when somebody went at hand it in there isn’t any central system to search out it.
“She is determined to have this private treasure again.”
It added in one other tweet: “Sheila is so grateful to everybody sharing the posts about her misplaced chain with the wedding rings… It hasn’t been discovered but however she sends heartfelt because of everybody attempting to share information for her.
“If anybody does discover it, it’s of such large private significance to her… Please contact us.”
Dame Sheila holds an OBE, CBE and DBE for providers to drama and charity. She grew to become recognized for her position within the Nineteen Sixties BBC sitcom The Rag Commerce, and went on to play lead roles in Mr Digby Darling, Now Take My Spouse, and different sitcoms. She has additionally appeared in Physician Who, The Catherine Tate Present and Kavanagh QC, amongst different exhibits.
In 2012, she took half within the Christmas particular of Strictly Come Dancing. Dame Sheila can be a presenter and co-presented Channel 4’s Nice Canal Journeys with Gyles Brandreth in 2020.
Further reporting by PA