Bill Turnbull urges men to ‘press your GP’ on prostate cancer
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Bill Turnbull, 65, has offered a health update, teasing a return to the BBC. The former BBC presenter responded to a fan’s Facebook memory after he asked Bill how he was doing.
BBC2 next week 1800…
On October 13, Johnroger40 said: “@billtu popped up on my Facebook memories Bill…. how are you doing?”
Bill replied to his 106,500 followers: “Still here!”
To which John replied: “Fantastic.
“Thought I’d not seen you on the tele for a while, so here I am.
“Cheers Bill and all the best with everything.”
Bill then teased his TV return, saying: “BBC2 next week 1800…”
John, very happy, responded: “I’ll be watching.”
Bill currently presents for ClassicFM on the weekends from 10 till 1, following many years at the BBC.
He was the main male presenter of BBC Breakfast from 2001 until 2016.
During his time on the show he often presented on location, including coverage of the 2008 and 2012 US elections, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the London bombings.
In 2005 he was a contestant in the third series of Strictly Come Dancing and was partnered with Karen Handy.
Despite spraining his ankle in the second week, he stayed in the competition for seven weeks, finishing sixth out of twelve contestants.
Bill was told by his doctors in 2017 that he had incurable prostate cancer, which had spread to his spine, ribs, pelvis, hips and legs.
Bill revealed in November last year when speaking on BBC Morning Live that he wished he checked himself out, as he might not be in the situation he is in now.
He said: “I didn’t get checked which is why I’m in the situation I’m in now.”
“I’ve had so many people get in touch and say ‘yeah I got checked, I got diagnosed and we caught it early, and as a result, the future is a lot brighter’ but if you don’t do that, then it’s a different picture.”
Bill has been with his wife Sarah since 1988, and they share three children together: Henry, Will and Flora.
He will be returning to our screens Friday on Richard Osman’s House of Games.
On the show four celebrities play on five consecutive days to win daily prizes and the weekly prize of being crowned as House of Games champion.
You can catch Bill Turnbull on Richard Osman’s House of Games BBC2 at 6pm on Friday
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