Denise Robertson thanks This Morning for support
TV agony aunt Denise Robertson updated 'This Morning' viewers today (03.03.16) on her progress during her battle with pancreatic cancer.
TV agony aunt Denise Robertson thanked 'This Morning' viewers for their support in her cancer battle.
The 83-year-old writer called into her employer to speak to co-hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby about her pancreatic cancer treatment and admitted the show's fans have given her a real "lift".
Speaking on a live phone link from The Royal Marsden Hospital in London, Denise said: "I'm doing well. All the wonderful nurses and the doctors couldn't be taking any better care of me. Can I just say how much it's meant to me - all the love and support that's come in from all of you - from colleagues, from the viewers, it really is the most enormous help."
Denise is having chemotherapy to help her battle the disease, and thanked the co-hosts for cheering her up.
An emotional Holly said: "It's good to hear you, Denise. And we hope you're going to be popping in soon to see us - we miss you so, so much."
Denise said: "Well I hope you're saving all those hugs for me, Holly?"
Holly replied: "Of course I am, you know I will be!"
Philip asked if Denise had received all their messages of support and she replied: "Yes. Everything is getting through to me and believe me, it's a real lift."
He said: "Well we're so glad and we don't want to take up too much of your time and we don't want to tire you out - we know you've got all sort of treatments and things going on - we just wanted to check in Denise and send all our love..."
Denise replied: "Thank you very much and big love to you."
Denise, who joined the morning show in 1989, had been absent from the programme for a few weeks before her cancer battle was announced on the show on February 19. At the time, Denise said: "I don't plan to give up without a fight."