Paul Burrell emotional as he gives health update after prostate cancer diagnosis

Paul Burrell emotional as he gives health update after prostate cancer diagnosis

Paul Burrell has shared some happy news in an update on his prostate cancer, admitting that he feels "more emotional than usual".

The former Royal butler has been battling cancer over the past year after medical checks for the All Stars series of I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! lead to a diagnosis.

Paul, 65, appeared on Thursday's Lorraine, where he beamed as he shared his good news with Lorraine Kelly and Dr Hilary Jones.

He said: "I'm happy to tell you Lorraine that I went to my consultant last week and she gave me the all clear, so that's wonderful."

Paul added: "My numbers came down from originally something like 10 down to 0.06. I'll continue with the hormone therapy which is a bit of a pain because I've put on a little bit of weight, I'm getting more emotional than usual and hot sweats. I can now sympathise. Don't know what it's like for women, but I can sympathise."

Lorraine laughed as she told him: "For most of us women of a certain age, you know exactly what it's like."

Paul encouraged viewers to go for their own health checks as he said: "Men, go to your doctor and get a blood test."

Dr Hilary agreed with him, adding: "Prostate cancer is treatable. The earlier you go, the better."

Speaking previously on Lorraine, Paul had thanked I'm A Celeb and ITV for "saving his life".

He said: "That show, I’m A Celebrity, literally saved my life. Because I went for the medical [and] they found a raised PSA level."

Paul told how he had gone for treatment after finishing the series and said: "I’m so grateful to ITV for picking me to do the jungle because, without that, I would still be sat here today not knowing I had cancer growing inside of me. So my journey is a happy one."

Later in Thursday's episode of Lorraine, Paul gave his views on the latest series of The Crown which features events leading up to the death of Princess Diana, who he was a butler for.

After showing a clip from the Netflix series where Diana's car can be heard crashing off screen, Lorraine said: "Paul, that was hard for all of us to watch there, but for you, you turned away."

He replied: "I am overemotional anyway but I turned away because I can't watch that, it's too graphic. It's too much. It will upset William and Harry, it'll upset a lot of people."

The crash is not actually shown in the drama but Paul admitted: "I'm finding it very difficult this series and I don't know whether I can watch it. I find it easier to watch the beginning, the first series, because that's far enough away in history for us not to be involved. But this series, I am emotionally invested in it."

He added that he didn't think the Royal Family would watch it, saying: "I don't think any televisions will be switched on in Royal residences."

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