Big Brother’s Joel Williams had cancer scare in house

- Posted on August 17 2015 at 07:09pm


Big Brother 2015: Timebomb runner-up Joel Williams briefly left the show’s house for an operation just days before the final amid a cancer scare, it’s been revealed.

The Welshman told The Sun newspaper that bosses arranged for him to see a dermatologist after discovering a number of moles on his back, which doctors feared were potentially cancerous.

He underwent surgery to have the growths removed before returning to the show’s compound at Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire – and was eventually given the all-clear after a tense four-day wait.

“As soon as the word cancer was mentioned, my heart sank,” Joel commented. “I’d encourage everyone to be vigilant in checking moles or suspicious blemishes.”

Writing on his Twitter page @JoelTory this afternoon, the budding politician added: “All I can say is if in doubt go see your GP!!”

Joel eventually took second place in his series, beating sixteen other housemates – but lost the winner’s title and £116,100 prize fund to rival Chloe Wilburn.

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