Louise Minchin Opens Up About Husband’s Cancer Battle After Horrific Diagnosis Aged Just 28

LOUISE Minchin has opened up about her husband’s cancer battle which led to her being diagnosed with a tumor at the age of 28.

The former BBC Breakfast presenter revealed the horror battle as she took part in the panel on Tipping Point: Lucky Stars this week.


The star appeared on Tipping Point: Lucky Stars this week1 credit
Louise's husband David had cancer in his twenties


Louise’s husband David had cancer in his twentiesCredit: Getty

Playing alongside comedian Josh Widdicombe and fellow presenter Michelle Acklerley, Louise, 53, battled to win £20,000 for charity.

During her time on the show, she revealed that she was raising money for a charity, which hopes people will cope with cancer diagnoses.

She has revealed how much the charity means to her after her husband David was diagnosed with cancer aged 28.

The mother-of-two said David would have “benefited” from the support of charities like Move, so was keen to show his support.

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“The charity is called Move and works with people with cancer or affected by cancer to get them moving,” Louise said.

“My husband had cancer when he was 28 so he would have benefited a lot from a charity like this.”

Despite her hopes of hitting the jackpot, Louise was the second celebrity to be eliminated with just £2,600 in the prize pool.

Louise revealed in 2016 that her husband David, a restaurateur and investor, had recovered from cancer and was a survivor.

Last month, Louise opened up about her horrific ordeal of being stalked alongside her daughter Mia after their stalker was finally jailed in December.

Speaking on ITV about the ordeal, Mia, 19, said: “The posts are really offensive, calling us not very nice names and then they got a lot more graphic.

“It was the kind of actions he wanted to do against me and mum. I was terrified, shaking. All the next day I was in tears.”

Louise adds: “From the messages, it was very clear that this person had been standing outside our front door.

The star previously explained that she and her husband “felt trapped in his own house” after being targeted by an online creep.

Stalker Carl Davies, 44, bombarded Lousie with abusive messages on Instagram – leaving the star in a “constant state of anxiety”.

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Talk to The Telegraphthe presenter revealed how she and Mia were inundated with evil messages on Instagram overnight while on vacation in July 2020.

Davies – who Louise did not name in her interview with the broadsheet – was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison after admitting causing alarm or distress in July 2020.