This Morning's Denise Robertson reveals cancer diagnosis

Denise Robertson has been part of This Morning since 1988 Credit: Ian West / PA Archive/Press Association Images

This Morning's resident agony aunt Denise Robertson has been diagnosed with cancer.

The 83-year-old writer and broadcaster, who has been part of the show since its inception in October 1988, revealed she is fighting pancreatic cancer.

Denise Robertson also has her own advice website and writes a column for Candis magazine Credit: Yui Mok / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Presenter Ruth Langsford told viewers: "Some news about one of our own that has all of us at This Morning in a state of shock.

"After almost 30 years of providing comfort to millions of This Morning viewers, agony aunt Denise Robertson is in need of a lot of love herself today."

This Morning co-presenter Rylan Clark said the news was revealed to them last night.