Former Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell has revealed she is battling terminal lung cancer.
The ex-soap actress (52), who played Zoe Tate in the ITV series for 16 years from 1989 to 2005, and her partner Jez Hughes are raising money to send her for treatment in Germany.
They wrote about their devastating news on donations website gofundme.com.
Leah wrote: "Just over 5 weeks ago, I was feeling perfectly well, fit and healthy. But it turns out that the universe had other plans. Life was about to be turned on its head."
The actress said she recently had an emergency procedure to remove excess fluid from around her heart.