Al Murray has opened up on his nephew’s battle with a rare and aggressive form of leukaemia on Good Morning Britain today. The Pub Landlord told Ben Shephard and Ranvir Singh how Finley Relf is desperate for the British public to donate blood stem cells.
In one of his more emotional interviews, the comedian told Good Morning Britain viewers how to sign up for the blood stem cell register.
Al explained: “To sign up, you go to DKMS.org.uk, you fill in the form which will probably take you 10 minutes online - you check your eligibility and all that.
“I’m eligible and look at me! I’m 51, I’m a schlub - I’m the opposite of someone who runs marathons, right.”
The Pub Landlord continued: “People over 55 unfortunately aren’t eligible, but 17 to 55 you’re eligible.
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Al Murray opens up on nephew’s cancer battle in emotional GMB interview (Image: ITV)
Al Murray spoke about his nephew's cancer battle (Image: ITV)
“You send off and they send you this kit,” he said, while bringing out an example of the swabs DKMS send out.
“These swabs, which look like sort of overgrown ear buds,” Al joked.
He then demonstrated how to take the swab, by rubbing it on the inside of a cheek for a minute before doing the same on the other side.
Al added: “You leave them to dry, you pop them in the envelope, you send your barcode so they know who you are, and then you send it back and you’re on the DKMS database.
“If the day comes where you’re found as a match,