Lord Alan Sugar puts on a brave face in Sydney and is supported by his wife as he’s spotted for the first time since he revealed his two siblings died due to coronavirus

British billionaire Lord Alan Sugar has been spotted for the first time since he revealed his family heartbreak over losing his two siblings to Covid-19 last month.

The 73-year-old was spotted in Sydney on Monday, putting on a brave face and being supported by his doting wife Ann. 

The pair, who are in Australia while he films Celebrity Apprentice, were seen grabbing a coffee and going for a walk in the affluent Double Bay. 

Putting on a brave face: British billionaire Lord Alan Sugar has been spotted for the first time since he revealed his family heartbreak over losing his two siblings to Covid-19 last month

The couple, who have been married since 1968, wore face masks to protect themselves and cut casual figures in activewear. 

Last month, on December 30, Lord Alan revealed his sister had died after contracting Covid-19 only two weeks after his brother also died from the virus.

He said his sister Shirley, 88, had been ‘sick for a while but I guess Covid got her in the end.’

Stepping out: The 73-year-old was spotted in Sydney on Monday, putting on a brave face and being supported by his doting wife Ann

Out and about: The pair, who are in Australia while he films Celebrity Apprentice, were seen grabbing a coffee and going for a walk in the affluent Double Bay

His brother Derek died on December 15 after coronavirus complicated his underlying health problems. He also has a second sister, Daphne. 

Lord Sugar tweeted an old picture of Shirley in the early hours of this morning, saying: ‘My eldest sister Shirley passed away today at the age of 88.

‘She had been sick for a while but I guess Covid got her in the end to join our brother Derek who passed two weeks ago.’ 

Family heartbreak: Last month, on December 30, Lord Alan revealed his sister had died after contracting Covid-19 only two weeks after his brother also died from the virus

Earlier, Lord Sugar said of Derek: ‘Today I lost my long-suffering brother Derek, another victim of Covid which added to his underlying health issues.

‘He was a lifetime, passionate Spurs supporter. I never forget my sister-in-law joking with me, thanking me for buying him the club.

‘A sad day for us all in the family,’ Lord Sugar, who was chairman of Spurs, said. He also posted a picture of Derek on Instagram, writing: ‘RIP bro’. 

So sad: His brother Derek died on December 15 after coronavirus complicated his underlying health problems. He also has a second sister, Daphne

Lord Sugar is 12 years younger than his youngest older sibling, the children of low-income, working-class Jews who were raised on a council estate.

In his biography, he wrote: ‘I never experienced any feelings of closeness and caring from my parents.’

He also said he hardly remembers his brothers and sisters living at home. Lord Sugar was chairman and part-owner of Tottenham Hotspur FC from 1991 to 2001.

The businessman was criticised in June when he suggested Britain’s first Covid lockdown should be eased because no one he knew had died of the virus – after spending six months in his holiday home in Florida.

He said at the time: ‘I think Prime Minister Johnson unfortunately had a problem himself and I think he’s being a little bit too cautious if you ask me, just slightly.’ 

Criticism: The businessman was criticised in June when he suggested Britain’s first Covid lockdown should be eased because no one he knew had died of the virus – after spending six months in his holiday home in Florida

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