Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts has bowel cancer

Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts has bowel cancer

10/24/2021 9:56:00 PM

Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts has bowel cancer

The 42-year-old, who will have surgery to remove a tumour on Monday, says the 'outlook is positive'.

Adele Roberts appeared on ITV's I'm a Celebrity in 2019BBC Radio 1 presenter Adele Roberts has announced she is going to undergo surgery for bowel cancer.Roberts, 42, who hosts Weekend Breakfast, said she was diagnosed at the start of the month and would have surgery to remove a tumour on Monday.

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The former Big Brother star missed both her radio shows this weekend.Radio 1 said it was sending "all our love and support" to the presenter and her girlfriend Kate Holderness "at this very difficult time"."Everyone at Radio 1, along with millions of listeners, wishes her a speedy recovery and we look forward to welcoming Adele back on air soon," the statement added.

The Radio DJ, from Southport, Merseyside, revealed her news inan Instagram post,saying she had sought medical advice after struggling with her digestion "for a while".She wrote: "It's all happened so quickly and I'm so sorry to post something like this on here but I hope it helps anyone who might be worrying, or suffering in silence.

"As I've learned over the last few weeks, there's no 'normal' with cancer. Sadly it can affect anyone, at any age, anytime. It doesn't discriminate. Early detection can save your life."She added: "I'm going to have surgery (on Monday) to remove the tumour and then see if I need anymore treatment or if the cancer has spread.

"So far the outlook is positive and I feel so lucky that I can be treated. It's just the start of my journey but I'm going to give it everything I've got."A post shared by Adele Roberts (@adeleroberts)In her post, she finished by saying she didn't know she would be writing something like this.

"The hardest thing wasn't even finding out I had cancer, it was telling my family. It broke my heart," she said."If you know any of them please look after them for me until I can see them again. Especially my Katie. I worry about her being on her own while I'm away."

Image source,Image caption,Adele Roberts alongside her girlfriend, actress and writer Kate HoldernessRoberts rose to fame after appearing on the third series of Channel 4's Big Brother series in 2002. Contestants that year included ITV's This Morning presenter Alison Hammond, and Jade Goody, who died in 2009 after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.

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She joined the BBC in 2012 as part of the Radio 1 Xtra team, before moving to Radio 1 in 2015 to host the Early Breakfast Show. She took over the Weekend Breakfast programme earlier this year.She also appeared on ITV's I'm a Celebrity in 2019, becoming the first contestant to be eliminated from the jungle.

Image source,Getty ImagesImage caption,Adele Roberts, who was part of the BBC's presenting team for the London Marathon in 2019, has competed twice in the eventWhat are bowel cancer symptoms?A persistent change in bowel habit - going more often, with looser stools and sometimes tummy pain

Blood in the stools without other symptoms, such as pilesAbdominal pain, discomfort or bloating always brought on by eating - sometimes resulting in a reduction in the amount of food eaten and weight lossMost people with these symptoms do not have bowel cancer, but the NHS advice is to see your GP if you have one or more of the symptoms and they have persisted for more than four weeks.

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I've never heard of you, all the best for your treatment, Best wishes. Is this really the best picture you could have used? Wishing her a full recovery..... F**k cancer!! Sending you lots of love and positive energy AdeleRoberts ❤️ That is truly awful news. Best wishes 🙏

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