Davina McCall Reveals Her Late Sister ‘Has Made Herself Hard’ After Terminal Diagnosis As She Prepares To Host Stand Up To Cancer With Maya Jama
Davina McCall has revealed that her late sister was giving herself a hard time after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis.
The sister of TV presenter Caroline Bradley died tragically in 2012 at the age of 50, with Davina previously revealing that it motivated her to take better care of her own health.
The Long Lost Family presenter, 52, joins co-hosts Maya Jama, Alan Carr and Adam Hills for Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer fundraiser for Cancer Research UK.
Heartbreaking: Davina McCall has revealed that her late sister gave herself a hard time after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis
Davina shared how reading Sarah Harding’s death from breast cancer brought back memories of her sister.
She told The Mirror: “I read somewhere that she made it difficult for herself because she hadn’t solved it before. My sister received a terminal diagnosis in the hospital and found it difficult not to do anything about it.
“There’s nothing like the look on someone’s face when they realize there is no treatment. And the idea that you would ever blame yourself is too much to handle.
“So we need to help people find ways to detect changes in their bodies, but never shame anyone, ever, ever, and most importantly, shame yourself, ever, if you get sick.” It’s not your fault.’
Event: The Long Lost Family presenter, 52, joins co-hosts Maya Jama, Alan Carr and Adam Hills for Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer fundraiser for Cancer Research UK
Davina’s friendship with Girls Aloud star Sarah spanned two decades when they first met in 2002 when she auditioned to be part of the band on Popstars: The Rivals that Davina presented.
They teamed up on the sports reality show The Jump in 2016, where Davina said the contestant was “so much fun.”
A moving evening of live TV is promised for the event, with appearances from the likes of Usain Bolt, Liam Payne, Olivia Colman, Jack Black and the cast of Derry Girls.
Gogglebox will also return for a celebrity episode starring Graham Norton and Michelle Visage, while Bill Bailey will pay tribute to his late friend Sean Lock.
Tragic: Caroline was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012 at the age of 50 and died a few weeks later at home with her family by her side
Emotional: Davina shared how reading Sarah Harding’s death from breast cancer brought back memories of her sister (pictured in 2016)
Maya, co-organizer of the event, said SU2C is close to her heart because her uncle died of cancer, while her grandmother had it before.
The TV star also shared her excitement of working with Davina, who she said she wanted to be when she saw her growing up on the small screen.
Alan Carr also said this year’s event is important to him as his uncle passed away two weeks ago from lung cancer.
SU2C has raised more than £84 million and funded 59 clinical trials to date.
Stand Up To Cancer will air on Channel 4 on Friday, October 15 from 7.30pm.
Show: Stand Up To Cancer airs on Channel 4 from 7.30pm on Friday 15th October