Adele Roberts, Vaccinated in May, Diagnosed with Bowel Cancer
BBC Radio 1 presenter Adele Roberts has been diagnosed with bowel cancer.
‘It’s all happened so quickly’
The former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestant, 42, will undergo surgery on Monday to have her tumour removed and will be examined to see if she needs any more treatment.
Adele shared the news on Instagram and explained she decided to detail her illness in a bid to help others.
‘For a while now I’ve been struggling with my digestion,’ she wrote. ‘Thanks to a conversation I had with my Dad a few years back I went to my GP for a check-up. I’ll be honest, I was embarrassed but I also knew that it could be something serious.
‘So I went just in case. I didn’t think anything of it at first and just assumed it might be food sensitivity. After a few phone calls, I was sent for some examinations and checks. I was then diagnosed with bowel cancer. This was at the start of the month.’
Adele continued: ‘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. PLEASE make sure you get checked out if you have ANY concerns.’
Roberts posted a photo of her vaccination experience in May.
She participated in the 19th series of I’m A Celebrity in 2019. Roberts was the first campmate to be eliminated, with former EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa going on to win the show.
One year later, in January 2020, she won the sixth season of Celebrity Coach Trip on E4 alongside her girlfriend, Kate Holderness.