By Joanna Crawley For Mailonline
Published: 09:30 BST, 25 June 2019 | Updated: 09:46 BST, 25 June 2019
Alex Hollywood, the estranged wife of Bake Off star Paul, has been diagnosed with skin cancer, she revealed in an Instagram video posted on Monday.
The chef and author, 54, appeared in a video filmed in her kitchen, telling fans her diagnosis 'was not a big deal' but it has been 'a wake up call.'
'I was in two minds about whether to do this video for Instagram but I wanted to tell you why I have got this plaster on my nose and these marks on my cheeks. A couple of weeks ago I went to see my GP and he diagnosed me with BCC, that's basal cell carcinoma, that is benign skin cancer to you and me and yes it did freak me out,' she said.
News: Alex Hollywood, the estranged wife of Bake Off star Paul, has been diagnosed with skin cancer, she revealed in an Instagram video posted on Monday
'But he sent me to go and see specialist who sorted it out straight away and very painlessly. I've got a couple of marks but they're going to fade. Everything’s going to be fine and go back to normal.'
Alex, who is mum to teenage son Josh with ex Paul, went onto urge her followers to go to their GP if they are worried about any skin abnormalities.
Writing alongside the video the chef told fans she is 'lucky', elaborating: 'So here's the thing.. I wanted you lot to see this because I know that we're all scared of