Breast Cancer survival: Your stories

We spoke to audience members Paula and her 'scaffolding' Geoff, Selina and her mum Pauline and Fran and her daughter Lauren.

Comedienne and actress Beth Vyse shared her own experience of the Breast Cancer which was also the focus of a comedy show she did, As Funny As Cancer, at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the Summer. She said, "It's how I dealt with it" and has since been given 'the all clear.'

Sherrie opens up about her Breast Cancer scare

Stupidly, and please don't ever do this, I didn't tell anybody. I went in frightened... My fear was I didn't want to know and I didn't want to tell anybody.

– Sherrie Hewson

During our Breast Cancer Awareness Month special, Sherrie made an emotional appeal for women to be aware of their body and to get checked.

Sherrie got teary as she admitted that she found a lump before she went into the Big Brother house this September. She said, "It was me who found it, I didn't tell anybody. I went to hospital but I was going into the Big Brother house and I didn't want to say anything because I'm working and I have to earn and I'm the only breadwinner in the family."

Sherrie said all she felt was terror and buried her head in the sand. She said, "It was the most stupid thing I've ever done in my life."

Luckily for Sherrie, it turned out to be a cyst but she urged viewers to not do what she did and to share the news that you've found a lump. "If anybody is listening, please don't do what I did."

Elizabeth Hurley: Breast Cancer ambassador

There is a lot of awareness about breast cancer now. We really started to realise that even though it's shockingly traumatic for the person going through treatment, the people around them are also having a horrific time

– Elizabeth Hurley

Actress and model, Elizabeth Hurley is an ambassador for the Estee Lauder Companies' UK Breast Cancer Awareness campaign and they have released a book that contains practical advice and tips based on real-life experiences from people who have been touched by breast cancer; whether they’ve been given the all clear, are currently going through treatment or are surviving losing a loved one to the disease.

Elizabeth said that times have changed so much in the 20 years since she has started raising awareness for Breast Cancer. She said, "We've been saying to all ladies for the last 20 years that they should check their breasts once a month. At the same time of the month because there are changes in the breast every month."

Join us to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October Loose Women will be marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month by inviting breast cancer survivors and their loved ones to join our studio audience for a very special show.

It will be a positive and upbeat show with a very exciting special guest, true survivors' stories and nice surprises too. There may be a chance to speak if you want, but absolutely no pressure if you'd rather not.

So if you've battled breast cancer we would love you to join us alongside those who've helped you the most. It could be a family member, partner, friend - anyone (male or female) who's been your rock throughout your journey.

The show is filmed at our studios on London's Southbank and you will need to be available from 11am until 2pm on Friday 9th October.
If you're interested, please get in touch ASAP by sending your name and phone number to We're looking forward to seeing you here!

James Martin: Life is Sweet

Food should taste great. You should have whatever you want... we're here for such a small space of time, just enjoy it while you're here

– James Martin

James Martin is a housewives favourite and has the crème de la crème of chefs dropping into his Saturday Kitchen.

James spoke about the Top Gear host rumours, saying, "I enjoy my cars as my hobby but that's as far as it goes."

James' fifteenth cookbook, Sweet is his first cook book in 10 years and is 'to celebrate 20 years in the business.'

Speaking of desserts, thank goodness we skipped pudding last night because take a look at what James brought in for us... yum!

Sweet is released today.

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'It wasn't an easy decision' Josie's abortion for nose job

You can't have rhinoplasty until at least a year after giving birth so the pregnancy would have delayed things by around 18 months.

– Josie Cunningham

We're joined by Josie Cunningham who recently sparked outrage and received huge public backlash after revealed that she had an abortion so that she could get a nose job.Josie was already planning the procedure but was told she couldn't go under general anaesthetic while pregnant.

Josie said in a recent interview, "Pregnancy was a major obstacle and an abortion was the answer to it – so that’s what I did. Anyone who criticises me for putting my looks ahead of an unborn child has no right until they’re the ones putting food on the table for my kids. I don’t care what anyone thinks. My body, my decision."

Speaking on today's Loose Women, Josie said, "The termination wasn't an easy decision. It got to the point where I found myself at 12 weeks pregnant and being faced with the decision that I'd made."

That decision was to have a nose job to improve Josie's career as a glamour model and porn star. She said, "You can't have rhinoplasty until at least a year after giving birth so the pregnancy would have delayed things by around 18 months."

"I've had three children already and have managed to maintain a career and a way of life for [us]."