Nicki Chapman takes to the red carpet following positive surgery outcome

Emma Nolan
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After undergoing major surgery to remove a brain tumour in May last year, Escape to the Country presenter Nicki Chapman appears to be making an incredible recovery and made a red carpet appearance in London last night.

The 52-year-old announced she had gotten the all-clear in December, telling her followers: “Six months after my surgery, my consultant (also my hero) has said the remaining tumour hasn’t grown.”

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In 2019, Nicki shocked fans after announcing she had been diagnosed with the aggressive cancer and had to have a tumour “the size of a gold ball” removed.

Last night, she joined a host of stars for a performance of Cirque du Soleil's Luzia – a show of jaw dropping acrobatics set in an imaginary Mexico – at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Other familiar faces in attendance included musician Myleen Klass, Bake off winner Candice Brown, TV personality Gemma Collins and Loose Women panellist Saira Khan.

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On a previous appearance on This Morning, Nicki said she was shocked by her diagnosis having put some of the symptoms down to age.

“Because of my age, often you put things down to other things, I was tired and not concentrating, but then I was doing a photoshoot and realised I couldn’t see,” she said.

Speaking about her recovery to House Beautiful last year, Nicki said she is listening to her body and has good and bad days.

“I feel very strong. I’m trying to get my fitness back, just by gentle exercise and walking,” she said.

“Trying to eat as well as I can and stick to that positive frame of mind. I was very positive before the operation — I did have bad days, and sometimes I have to walk away if things get a little bit too much.

"It's all about listening to your body and knowing when to go to bed early or just read a book.”

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