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Lorraine Kelly sends love to ‘weak’ co-star recovering in ICU after infection from cancer

Deborah James, 40, was the driving force behind Lorraine’s No Butt campaign after she herself, was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer five years ago

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Lorraine Kelly sent her love to co-worker Deborah James, whom she showed weakness by sending a heartfelt message to the ICU’s ITV show.

The program is currently raising awareness about bowel cancer through No Butts . campaignwith support from Bowel Cancer UK, to widely promote early diagnosis and symptom awareness..

Deborah, 40, was the driving force behind the campaign after she herself was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer five years ago.

When they restarted the campaign today for the second year in a row, Deborah was no longer there as she was recovering from an infection she contracted over the weekend in the ICU.







Deborah James is recovering from an infection in the ICU
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Instead, she shared a message from just outside her room in a hospital gown and bunny ears as she said: “I’m so sad I wasn’t there for the No. but obviously, my health has taken a hit from a recent trip – still in hospital. Actually, sitting on the balcony outside the ICU but I’m getting better.

“However, I sent my mother with me because this year’s campaign will be bigger and more public than ever before. We have pants and a flag. We are raising the flag for bowel cancer across the UK.







Lorraine Kelly sends her love from the ICU
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“And it’s important that we continue to raise awareness because ultimately if we stop it and catch it earlier, we can save lives.

Reacting to her text, Lorraine choked: “Thank you Deborah! We’re sending you all our love – I know she’s watching this morning.”

She was also joined by Deborah’s mother Heather outside as Lorraine continued: “Heather, as we can see, she’s a little weak, but the spirit is there! She’s remarkable.”

“Not the Easter we planned,” Heather said. “But a good Easter in a different way. We put on bunny ears – including me – and we deliver the eggs and we’re out of the ICU. She’s got her infection under control now and hopefully she’s got it.” She’ll be back dancing soon.”

* Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV

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