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BBC's Adele Roberts Says She's Cancer Free In Beautiful Statement

Emily Brown

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BBC's Adele Roberts Says She's Cancer Free In Beautiful Statement

Featured Image Credit: @adeleroberts/Instagram

BBC Radio 1 presenter Adele Roberts has confirmed she's cancer free after being diagnosed with bowel cancer last year.

Roberts, 43, shared her exciting news in a post on Instagram today (27 June), describing it as 'the day [she's] been waiting for'.

"Hearing the words “you’re free of cancer” absolutely took my breath away," she continued. "I keep replaying it in my mind. It was the most beautiful sound I think I’ve ever heard. Even though I was praying Dr Khan would say that to me I don’t think my head let me believe it until I heard it."

Roberts went on to say that life 'feels a bit surreal' in the wake of the announcement, adding: "BUT I AM SO GRATEFUL! I am counting my blessings."

The radio presenter has kept fans updated throughout her journey since her diagnosis in October, sharing images of her experiences in hospital and discussing the realities of living with a stoma bag.

She has also praised the NHS for their work in helping her battle the cancer, describing staff as 'angels' and saying she will be 'forever grateful' for their input.

In her post today, Roberts went on to say she was 'in awe' of other people dealing with cancer'.

"The courage, the strength, the determination… and at times, the humour you have shown has been nothing short of super human," she wrote. "You’ve inspired me and given me the fire to never give up."

"You’re warriors and it’s thanks to seeing you being so strong that’s kept me going. Feel the fear and do it anyway. Sometimes it took me all my strength just to get out of bed and face the day but I still did it. Every day I made sure I did something to do a huge f*ck you to cancer," Roberts continued.

"It’s taken too many of us. I didn’t know what fate had in store for me but I knew I’d never stop trying."

Roberts thanked her friends, family and fans who have offered her support, and said that having gone through such an ordeal had left her feeling 'happier than [she's] ever been'.

"Going through the darkness has given me the light," she wrote.

Roberts also expressed thanks to her fiancé, Kate Holderness, who gave her 'the strength to get out of bed every morning'.

"I will never leave you and I will always find you. In this life and the next," she said.

If you’ve been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence, contact Macmillan’s Cancer Support Line on 0808 808 00 00, 8am–8pm seven days a week 

Topics: Celebrity, Health, BBC

Emily Brown
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