Julia Bradbury 'has learned a lot about herself' since cancer diagnosis

Julia Bradbury is releasing a self-help book credit:Bang Showbiz
Julia Bradbury is releasing a self-help book credit:Bang Showbiz

Julia Bradbury has learned "a lot" about herself since being diagnosed with cancer.

The 52-year-old TV presenter was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2021, and Julia admits that she's been on an "interesting road" ever since.

She shared: "I've learned a lot about myself over the past year-and-a-half with my cancer diagnosis and how to handle that and what to do in adverse circumstances.

"Yeah, it's been an interesting road, emotionally and physically."

Julia - who has already undergone a mastectomy to have a tumour removed - has detailed her experiences in an upcoming self-help book called 'Walk Yourself Happy'.

She told MailOnline: "It's going to be called 'Walk Yourself Happy', or something similar, and it's a celebration and an exploration of walking and how we can use walking to enhance and improve our mental and physical health ... mental health being the main thing.

"There are, I think, anxiety and mental health of things that certainly post-pandemic, people are talking about a lot and we're becoming much more conscious of and it's important to try and find tools that we can all use and utilise to regulate ourselves and to help ourselves and that's what the core of the book is about."

Julia has found writing the book to be a "cathartic" experience.

The TV star - who has specialised in documentaries and consumer affair shows during her career - said: "I'm in the middle of it, so I can't tell you if it's been fully cathartic yet, but it certainly is, and it's a lovely feeling to sit down at the beginning of the day with an empty page and then have 5,000 words or whatever it is at the end of the week to read back on it.

"You do remember things when you sit down to remember them. I think it's more about how you remember things."