Jessica Knowles diagnosed with cervical cancer aged 28
The estranged wife of TV presenter Nick Knowles has revealed she has been diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 28.
Jessica Knowles, who has a one-year-old son Eddie with her estranged husband, said she was told the news earlier this week but is hopeful she can be treated with surgery.
In her blog for Hello! magazine, entitled "With sadness...", she wrote: "After a brief period of being unwell I was unfortunately diagnosed, this week, with cervical cancer.
"Following on from a difficult year it has forced me to put a lot of things into perspective and really brought to light what matters; my health and Eddie.
"I am going to use this time to focus solely on my health and use all spare energy to make sure Eddie's home life remains as happy and normal as positive.
"I have been so overwhelmed with love from friends and family and am a huge believer in 'things happening for a reason', and this will undoubtedly be a huge time of learning for me.
"Mostly I'm grateful and feeling incredibly lucky that it has been caught early and we are hopeful I can be treated with surgery."
The couple announced their separation earlier this year.
Nick Knowles, 53, is best known as the host of DIY SOS and 5 Star Family Reunion.
His estranged wife said she will now be signing off from social media, writing: "So, for a brief while, I'm switching off - from blogging and social media to be present with friends and family and to get better - before finishing off what will undoubtedly be an amazing year (I'm due break :P ).
"Sending everyone a huge cyber hug and I hope that you'll continue to join me on my blogging journeys when I'm back. Jessica x."