David Mitchell has spoken candidly about the “very scary” time when his comedic partner and friend Robert Webb had to undergo open heart surgery.
Despite the fact that Robert Webb is currently dancing with all his heart on the Strictly Come Dancing dance floor, only two years ago the comedian discovered he had heart disease and had to undergo emergency surgery.
David joined Jermaine Jenas and Alex Scott on The One Show on Wednesday, where he opened up about his boyfriend’s stint on the BBC show and found out about Robert’s health issues after a routine medical check-up while filming.
Alex toasted it about Robert’s performance on the show, saying, “Although we have you here, strictly, we know that you are not a camping fan, that you want to avoid dancing, but your mate Robert Webb is on the show.
“Did you watch his first performance? “She asked, to which David gushed:” I definitely did and it was awesome.
“And I would say (he was) underestimated by the judges. He owed at least another four to six marks, I would say. So yeah, that’s awesome.
Alex then turned to the topic of Robert’s heart problems, saying, “He’s talked a lot about his heart surgery and what he’s been through so seeing him play on Strictly is absolutely amazing.
“How did it affect you when he told you about the news?” “
David opened up and said: “It was very scary because we were filming Back, the show we do for Channel 4, and he went for insurance treatment and two weeks later he suffered. open heart surgery.
“So it was a complete shock and surprise and a very serious condition that needed to be addressed immediately.
“And something that they couldn’t handle not that long ago, it’s amazing how the surgery has progressed.
“So it was very scary, but it all went really well and he made a full recovery.”
The star continued, “It was something in the background that he wasn’t aware of and now he feels better than he’s been doing in years,
“Therefore, he agreed to dance every week until Christmas, potentially. “
Alex then gently joked, “He does have his best friend as a number one cheerleader though.”
Robert reached week two of competition alongside partner Dianne Buswell, with a score of 20.
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