Adele Roberts gives bowel cancer update as she vows to live life to the full

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 (Ray Burmiston/BBC)
(Ray Burmiston/BBC)

Adele Roberts has documented her battle with bowel cancer and detailed some of the first signs that made her visit the doctors.

The 43-year-old Radio 1 DJ, who was diagnosed with cancer last year, also revealed she is “living life to the fullest” and hopes to be cancer-free by May.

The former Big Brother star’s positive remarks came after she underwent surgery to remove her tumour as well as gruelling rounds of chemotherapy within the last few months.

Joining Lorraine Kelly on her ITV show on Thursday, Roberts explained she didn’t realise at first that her symptoms were the result of cancer.

She said: “It was stage two and about to be stage three. It was nearly spreading to my liver, but they got it in time. I’m on chemotherapy at the moment and I’m living my life to the full now.”

Adele Roberts has been sharing lots of updates on her social media page (Adele Roberts / Instagram)
Adele Roberts has been sharing lots of updates on her social media page (Adele Roberts / Instagram)

When quizzed about her initial symptoms, Roberts also praised her partner Kate Holderness, 37, for telling her to go to the doctors and supporting her throughout the diagnosis.

Roberts added: “When I first started to notice mucus when I would go to the toilet and then it was blood I would notice. I was speaking to Kate about it and at first we thought it was because I eat a lot of kale.

“I just didn’t have cancer on my radar. I thought it could be IBS, but when it started to get more regular, Kate said you need to call the doctor.”

Roberts is proudly supporting ITV and Kelly’s No Butts campaign.

The campaign is geared around raising awareness of bowel cancer - an illness that claims the lives of 16,500 Britons each year.

Adele is being supported through her cancer journey by her partner Kate Holderness (PA)
Adele is being supported through her cancer journey by her partner Kate Holderness (PA)

The radio DJ has also pointed out that her case is an example of how early diagnosis can save lives.

“I have one more round of chemo to go after the one I’m currently on,” she said. “Then I’ll have another scan and finger crossed I’ll be cancer free! I pray for that day!

“I should hopefully be cancer free by the end of May - and if I am I can’t wait to celebrate with my family and friends.”

As part of her recovery, Roberts was also fitted with a stoma bag which the presenter named Audrey.

Both Roberts and Kelly have been inundated with messages from viewers who have praised the awareness campaign.

Others have also proudly taken to social media to show off their stoma bags as they thanked Roberts for being so open with her cancer journey.

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