Adele Roberts credits fiancée Kate Holderness for nursing her through cancer battle

‘She’s my absolute hero’: Adele Roberts credits fiancée Kate Holderness for nursing her through cancer battle and claims diagnosis ‘brought them closer together’

BBC Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts has said being diagnosed with stomach cancer has brought she and fiancée Kate Holderness closer together.

The 43-year-old presenter revealed in October she was undergoing treatment and later had a tumour removed through surgery.

She now uses a stoma bag, which attaches to her abdomen and collects her faeces, and has also been undergoing chemotherapy. 

Inseparable: BBC Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts has said being diagnosed with stomach cancer has brought she and fiancée Kate Holderness closer together

She told HELLO! magazine: ‘It sounds strange but it’s brought us closer than ever. I’ve always loved Kate but since my diagnosis I’ve seen a different side to her. She’s my counsellor, my mentor and the best nurse ever.

‘She helped me when I could barely walk and had to shuffle into work at Radio 1. She’s my absolute hero.’ 

Holderness added: ‘I’ve always been a timid person but Adele’s illness has unleashed a strength in me I never knew I had.’ 

High praise: 'She's my counsellor, my mentor and the best nurse ever,' the DJ told HELLO!

High praise: ‘She’s my counsellor, my mentor and the best nurse ever,’ the DJ told HELLO! 

Roberts received her diagnosis on October 1 2021.

Reflecting on that day, she said: ‘After a scan, the doctor broke the bad news. My first question was: “Am I going to die – and is it my fault?”

‘I felt bad for putting Kate and my family through that, but now I know that getting cancer is nobody’s fault, and that sadly it will happen to one in two of us.’ 

Treatment: Adele now uses a stoma bag, which attaches to her abdomen and collects her faeces, and has also been undergoing chemotherapy

Treatment: Adele now uses a stoma bag, which attaches to her abdomen and collects her faeces, and has also been undergoing chemotherapy

Holderness recalled: ‘I was devastated. But I held back the tears because I didn’t want her to think that I thought she wouldn’t beat it.

‘So I went into practical mode, writing down everything the doctor said.’ 

Read the full interview in Hello! magazine, out now.

Read all about it: Read the full interview in the latest edition of HELLO! magazine, out now

Read all about it: Read the full interview in the latest edition of HELLO! magazine, out now 

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