Rio and 34-year-old Rebecca had three children together and the documentary follows his struggle to parent them on his own following her death. He meets other families who have suffered a similar loss and gives a raw, honest account of his grief.
Speaking as he accepted the award, Rio tearfully said: "It’s been quite a whirlwind experience, I didn’t do this for any other reason than my kids. I get quite emotional now. It’s allowed me to show vulnerability, which people aren’t used to. As a sportsman you’re built up to be an indestructible sportsman."
Going on to say: "This has truly been worthwhile because it’s given people a voice. That documentary was like a snapshot of that time of sadness, and it has played a part in propelling me forward into a period of happiness. my kids are happy, I have a beautiful girlfriend and we’re making steps in the right direction."
His stirring speech had most of the audience in tears, along with many viewers at home too no doubt.