Wake-up call: Paul Hollywoods estranged wife Alexandra reveals cancer diagnosis

Alexandra Hollywood has announced that she has been diagnosed with skin cancer. 

The former wife of Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood took to Instagram Stories to urge her followers to go to the doctors if they think that something is wrong.

The 54-year-old said, ''So here’s the thing…I wanted you lot to see this because I know that we're all scared of the 'C' word...I'm lucky, this is no big deal but it’s a bit of a wake-up call and payback for those years I spent poolside and mucking around in boats as a Scuba Instructor, in and out of the water with little or no sunscreen!''

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She continued, ''We all need to be more self-aware, so with that in mind - I really hope you’ll all have a good look at yourselves tonight in the bathroom mirror - and if you’re not sure about something...go see your GP!"

Fans of the celebrity chef took to the comments with messages of support. 

One said, ''You’ve made me make an appointment, have been putting my head in the sand with a couple of blemishes on my face that I really should get looked at....thank you (am glad all ok with yours)."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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While another wrote, ''Pleased you'll make a full recovery and very brave to tell the world. You have an amazing voice and the looks to go with it.''

Alexandra has also been opening up about her 20-year marriage to Paul, after they split in November 2017.

Alexandra told The Sunday Telegraph, ''When you get married and have children, it's easy to lose yourself. I'm not complaining because I was happy, but then someone else rips everything up and it wakes you up to who you are and what you have become and what sacrifices you've made."

The pair have one son, 17-17-year-old Josh together. 

We wish her a speedy recovery from diagnosis and applaud her for being so open about it. 

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