"I have it on set with Emmerdale when I’m at work. Everyone knows me as having this fun, happy personality which is me, but the days I’m down, I find myself going, ‘It’s okay, it’s okay’ because I feel like I’m being judged."
She added: “People are like, ‘Come on Lis, it’s been nine years – you should be over it by now.’ Well no – it’s as worse today as when mum initially passed nine years ago in July."
When asked what her mum was like, Lisa described her as a "catherine wheel" and said she had a "sparkling energy".
And Lisa became tearful when a photograph of her mum came up on-screen, saying that she looked "really poorly" and it "breaks her heart".
Recalling how Cath had come out of care just weeks before she died to celebrate Lisa’s birthday, she said: “She was so ill.
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“But she did it and she was there so that forever, I can remember that for my birthday she made that effort.
“What a legacy to leave, this happy smile and this lady who never gave up fighting.”
Lorraine airs on weekdays at 9am on ITV.
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