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Dominique Hines

Sarah Beeny says ‘there is no chance it won’t be okay’ after cancer diagnosis

Sarah Beeny has re-posted some of the good wishes sent to her from her famous friends, including Victoria Derbyshire and Kirsty Gallacher, after the news broke that she has breast cancer.

The property expert was diagnosed with the disease in August and has already undergone her first bout of chemotherapy.

Taking to Twitter, the 50-year-old wrote: “Thanks for your lovely messages - with so many lovely messages there isn't a chance it won't all be ok!! Xxxxx.”

She then retweeted a series of uplifting messages and replied to them. In response to an encouraging tweet from Brain Tumour Research, she wrote: “Thanks so much - feel so empowered by so much support - you are fab xxxx”

Comedian Janey Godley tweeted: “Sending you so much strength and love.”

And Julian Clary said: “Sending you my best wishes and strength.”

Actor Shaun Dooley said: “So sorry mate to see what you're going through. Keep strong Sarah, keep fighting and kick its arse!! Thinking of you and your family.”

While TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher said: “So much love sarah.”

Her presenter pal Victoria Derbyshire, who also battled breast cancer after being diagnosed with it in 2015, commented: “Hi Sarah I just wanted to send loads and loads of love and strength to you and all your boys/men.”

Beeny has four sons, Billy, 18, Charlie, 16, Rafferty, 14, and Laurie, 12, with her husband of 19 years, Graham Swift.

Beeny, who is best known for her work on UK property programmes, including Help! My House Is Falling Down and Sarah Beeny’s New Life in the Country, admitted, during an interview with the Telegraph earlier this week, that she had “a little bit of a breakdown” after receiving the news in a hospital consultation room.

Beeny, surrounded by her children, gets ready to chop off her hair following her cancer diagnosis (Sarah Beeny/Instagram)

Speaking to the newspaper, she said she began a course of chemotherapy to treat the cancer last week and will have surgery and undergo radiotherapy in the new year.

Despite her diagnosis, Beeny, who lost her own mother, Ann, to the disease 40 years ago when she was 10, has said she will continue to work. She is focused on a new Channel 4 series and book she has planned for later in the year.

Beeny on How to Live Mortgage Free last year (Channel 4/ Vicki Couchman)

Beeny also said: “I’m lucky because I live in a family where we all talk.”

She added that she plans to draw on her “inner strength” throughout her treatment process.

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