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Pointless Fast-Tracked An Episode So That Cancer-Stricken Contestant Could Watch Before She Died

It has been revealed that kind-hearted Pointless host, Alexander Armstrong, fast-tracked an episode of the hit BBC show so that a cancer-stricken contestant could watch her shining moment before she died.

A family friend of 38-year-old Lucy Booth wrote to Alexander, telling him that Lucy was battling breast cancer and that she was at risk of dying before her episode aired on TV.

Alexander acted incredibly swifly and teamed up with the show’s executives in order to speed up the episode’s production process, sending a special DVD of the episode to Lucy, who took part on the quiz show alongside her mother, Jackie.

Thankfully Lucy was able to watch the episode before cancer tragically claimed her life last month.

Speaking to The Mirror, Lucy’s friend Sue Winter detailed the letter she wrote Alexander, with it reading: “I beg you from the bottom of my heart, Lucy is amazing and is fighting as hard as she can but her options are dwindling fast.

Lucy took part alongside her mum, Jackie. Copyright: BBC
Lucy took part alongside her mum, Jackie. Copyright: BBC

“Lucy has really not let it take over her life. Last year when she and her mum went to London to film the show they had a wonderful experience.

“I’m afraid that the cancer is now fighting back with extra ground troops deployed throughout Lucy’s body. She is now very poorly.

“Please Alexander can you make some calls and have the Booth girls episode shown much sooner than that so that Lucy will be able to watch it?”

The Beeb paid tribute to Lucy at the end of the episode. Copyright: BBC
The Beeb paid tribute to Lucy at the end of the episode. Copyright: BBC

Lucy watched the episode two weeks before she passed away in a hospice, with her mum and dad, Alan, by her side.

The episode aired on BBC One yesterday, with producers paying tribute to Lucy before the closing credits.