PIERS Morgan and Susanna Reid look happy and relaxed as they enjoyed a tasty lunch with Jeremy Bowen following the newsreader’s shock bowel cancer diagnosis.
The Middle East Editor, 59, is currently undergoing treatment after having surgery to remove a tumour.
Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid went for lunch with Jeremy Bowen and Sophie Raworth[/caption]
GMB hosts Piers and Susanna were joined by BBC newsreaders Jeremy and Sophie Raworth for the meal at award-winning restaurant Cambio de Tercio in the heart of Chelsea.
Piers wrote next to the jolly photo: “Fabulous lunch at my favourite restaurant @cambiodetercio with three of my best TV buddies.”
Teetotal Susanna, 48, looked stunning in a red dress, which she complemented with a slick of bright red lipstick.
To her left, Jeremy looked happy as he grinned for the photo with a hand resting gently on his friend’s shoulder.
The BBC journalist revealed his bowel diagnosis on BBC Breakfast, which he used to present with Sophie, and urged people not to “die of embarrassment” over getting tested.
He said: “I had funny pains in my legs and my back when I was in Iraq last May.
“I went to hospital for a couple of days but they didn’t say it was cancer, they said it was scar tissue from a previous operation.
“I had no symptoms but thought I should get a test, it came back positive. I had a colonoscopy, when they put a camera on a stick up your bottom – it’s not nearly as bad as it sounds, and they give you lots of drugs – from that they found a tumour.
Jeremy has spoken candidly about his bowel cancer and urges people to get tested and not “die of embarrassment”[/caption]
“I had an operation to take it away and now I’m going through chemotherapy.
“It’s not the thing you choose but I’m confident that I’m getting very good medical treatment and I’ll be OK.”
Jeremy also said if the cancer had been caught later, it would have been a lot more serious.
He added: “The key thing is to get tested, I’ve told all my friends to get to their doctors for a test.
“Bowels and poo are not the normal things people want to talk about, but actually it’s part of all our lives.
“If you feel a bit embarrassed and you leave it too long – a gastroenterologist tweeted me this morning to say, ‘tell them don’t die of embarrassment, for god’s sake.”
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