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Sue Perkins: My shock over infertility

By PA Reporter

Published 21/09/2015

Cancer: Sue Perkins
Cancer: Sue Perkins

Great British Bake Off co-host Sue Perkins said it felt like "bereavement" to hear cancer meant she couldn't have children.

The writer and comedian was told she was infertile in 2007 when doctors discovered a benign brain tumour.

Perkins (45), who is now in a relationship with documentary-maker Anna Richardson, kept news of her diagnosis a secret for eight years, breaking her silence this summer.

She said: "It really did hit me, as it hits a lot of people, I'm sure, when it's too late, this is not going to happen.

"I can't now have it as an out-of-sight, out-of-mind possibility, lurking. It's not going to ever be part of my life."

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