Paul Hollywoods estranged wife Alex Hollywood has bravely revealed her skin cancer diagnosis.
Chef and food writer Alex took to Instagram to share the news with her fans as she urged them to visit a doctor if they spot something unusual on their skin.
Alex, who was wearing a small plaster on her nose in the video, said the diagnosis had been a wake up call.
The chef began, “Hi, I was in two minds about whether or not to do this video for Instagram, but then I want to tell you why Ive got this plaster on the side of my nose and these marks on my cheek.
“A couple of weeks ago, I went to go and see my GP and he diagnosed me with BCC, thats Basal Cell Carcinoma, that is benign skin cancer to you and me, and yes, it did freak me out a little bit at first, but he sent me to go and see a specialist who dealt with it straight away, very quickly, very painlessly.”
In the caption, Alex added, “I wanted you lot to see this because I know that were all scared of the C word .. Im lucky, this is no big deal but its a bit of a wake up call and payback for those years I spent poolside and mucking around in boats as a Scuba Instructor, in and out of the water with little or no sunscreen!