Dame Deborah sent in a video message to Lorraine Kelly after she took part within the Race for Life in honour of the bowel cancer campaigner. She gave fans an update on her health as she explained she is “stable” but “very drained” as she spends time together with her children after leaving the hospital to receive hospice care at home.
Deborah began: “Hello team Lorraine. Firstly congratulations on running Race for Life last night to have fun life and why we’re all here and to lift vital funds.
“I’m doing OK, I’m stable. I feel stable is an excellent thing.
“I’m taking life slowly and never on social media an excessive amount of and just spending time within the garden with my family.
“A much slower pace of life than I’m used to.”
READ MORE: Cliff Richard shares Elvis Presley regret ‘I must have said yes’
“I do know we have each undergone bowel cancer and we have spoken so again and again about getting the signs and symptoms on loo roll.
“But you finally did it. And I’m really, really happy with you for doing that. It’s the beginning of things to return.
“I feel we must always do an enormous shout out to other corporations now saying, like, ‘Where’s your signs and symptoms?’
“Forget concerning the puppies, I’m bored of the puppies.