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Dame Deborah James give fans health update as it gets harder to stay engaged

May 26, 2022

Dame Deborah James has given an update on her health as she admits she’s finding it harder to “stay engaged”.

The podcaster, 40, recently shared how she was being moved to end-of-life care in her battle with bowel cancer.

She has since raised over £6.5million with the Bowel Babe for Cancer Research Fund, which led to her receiving a Damehood from Prince William.

In her latest update, the star shared a series of photos, including one of her posing with a lego statue and another of a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show with her husband Sebastian, where she saw the rose named after her following her incredible efforts to raise millions for life-saving cancer research.

“A few for the memories. A mix of some pics that have made me smile over the last few days. I feel at the moment I’ve got so much to share, to be thankful for but my body just isn’t playing the game!” she wrote.

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Deborah continued: "I’m finding it harder and harder to engage and am just resting up a lot between managing side effects and having lovely random chats with my family. But later today (see last section) I’m sharing something very exciting with you guys! And honestly it’s keeping me going!”

She also shared with fans news of her new collaboration with InTheStyle, writing: “We decided to bring a little pre-order launch forward just so I’d be here to see it, which makes me emotional. But watch my stories today for ALL the details!

"And remember we are donating the entire profits to the @bowelbabefund so I’m really proud of what we are doing. I just wish I could wear it all!!”

The presenter, who’s known for hosting the podcast Me And The Big C, has been staying with her parents at their home in Woking, Surrey, where she's been receiving end-of-life care.

However earlier this week, she managed to venture out to the Chelsea Flower Show in a bid to see in person the rose that was named after her – which is already breaking sales records.

'Bowel babe' Deborah and her husband Sebastian were joined by TV presenter Sophie Raworth, 54, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea for a tour of the show gardens before enjoying a Champagne toast in the Great Pavilion to the Deborah James Rose.

The Harkness Rose Company has 25,000 available roses in her name on pre-order for delivery this autumn, but 15,000 have already been taken.

For every £16.99 rose that is sold, £2.50 is donated to Deborah's Bowel babe Fund, which will go towards Cancer Research UK. This is in addition to the £6.5million she's already fundraised.

Hannah Albone, of Harkness, said of Deborah's visit: "She was here on Tuesday night with her husband. She came to our stand and had a look at the rose.

"They got some Champagne and we had a little toast. Then Sophie took us on a tour of all the show gardens.

"Dame Deborah did not stay too long but it was brilliant. Interest in the rose has been unbelievable. It is the fastest-selling rose in our 140-year history. We feel very privileged."

Deborah also took to her Instagram feed to share two photos of her visit to the Chelsea Flower Show, where she could be seen dressed in a red floral outfit with a straw hat and black boots as she sipped on a glass of bubbly while Sophie crouched down next to her.

A second snap showed her smiling alongside her husband Sebastian, who donned a white shirt with a navy suit.

In the caption, she wrote: "thank you to @sophieraworth for being my real life fairy godmother and getting me to @the_rhs Chelsea flower after hours to see my @theharknessrosecompany rose. To celebrate it and to see the gardens. You are incredible.

"And the whole thing brought a well needed smile to my face. (And I wore the “Chelsea dress” I designed from my @inthestyle exactly for it!”)."

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