TV host Christine Bleakley has revealed a tense health scare in which doctors advised her to have three moles removed.
The Dancing on Ice presenter, who is preparing to run 5k for Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life, had the moles cut from her leg, lower back and neck.
After a nail-biting few days following the operation within the past month, she was eventually given the all-clear.
Bleakley said: “I had my moles checked, just because I thought it was a good thing to do, and I discovered I had to have three removed. They were all fine, thank the Lord, but I had a period of not knowing whether it was fine or not.
“It’s a funny old thing when you start realising it’s not like you’re 18 and you think you’re going to live for ever.
She added: “You start thinking slightly differently and you take a bit more care of yourself.”
The former Daybreak host had originally been to see her doctor about a different mole altogether, and was surprised when the others were mentioned.
Bleakley – who has been promoting Vodafone’s JustTextGiving service to encourage runners to sign up – will take part in the charity run in London, on July 15.