BBC star and Classic FM host Bill Turnbull, 63, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017 and has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy. He has since finished his chemotherapy, but is still on a hormone treatment. Speaking of life after chemotherapy, the presenter, who is living with incurable cancer, said: “My hair has grown back and I’m letting my hair grow long just to celebrate. I know I looked awful last year.”
Reflecting on a picture he saw of himself last year, he added: “I saw pictures of myself and I was, ‘Oh Lord, that was just ghastly’.
“I was in the middle of the treatment.”
Despite saying he now “feels fantastic,” the presenter said he had been getting side effects from his hormone treatment.
“I get hot flushes, menopause symptoms,” he told The Mirror.
“Mine won’t last for a bit, my symptoms will go on forever. So that’s a lot of fun.”
On his coping mechanisms, he credited his wife Sarah McCombie for being his “shoulder to cry on”.
“I’ve got a great shoulder to cry on – my wife is a brilliant shoulder to cry on.”
Bill added he also meditates and tries “various things” to help him.
Bill shared the news of his health update at the Chelsea Flower Show, where he caught up with weather presenter Carol Kirkwood, 56.
The BBC star was pictured with his arm placed around Carol’s shoulders as the pair beamed for the camera.
Bill shared the snap in view of his 88,000 Twitter followers, captioning the picture: “Just found Best in Show #ChelseaFlowerShow2019.”(sic)
His post prompted Carol to comment: “So good to see you Billy,” followed by multiple blowing kiss emojis and kisses.
Many of his fans also flocked to his page to praise his appearance.
One user commented: “We all love Bill in our house. Wishing you all the best.”
A second penned: “Nice to see you looking so well.”
A third wrote: “Looking good Bill hope you’re feeling good.”