Thursday 29 September 2016

BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire 'can't stop crying' after final chemotherapy session

Jemma Crew

Published 07/03/2016 | 13:58

Victoria Derbyshire who has bid chemotherapy farewell in an emotional video diary.
Victoria Derbyshire who has bid chemotherapy farewell in an emotional video diary.

Victoria Derbyshire has bid chemotherapy farewell in an emotional video diary.

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The BBC presenter, who discovered she had breast cancer in July last year, said she "can't stop crying" after completing her last session.

Wiping away tears, the 47-year-old said she was looking forward to having a cuddle with her sons to celebrate.

The former Newsnight and BBC Radio 5 Live presenter said: "I'm home and I'm happy and I can't stop crying which is mad.

"I think it might be six months of tears just coming out in one go, if that's possible.

"When it was over, the drugs had stopped going into me through the IV drip ... I think I felt in shock, I couldn't really speak. Which is not like me as you'll have gathered.

"Now I just want to see my boys after work. After work? After school, and have a cuddle and have a celebratory tea and get on with the rest of my life."

The clip then cuts to Derbyshire's boys presenting her with a bouquet of flowers and chorusing "Happy end of chemo mummy. No more chemo!", to which she squeals and replies "Gosh, thank you".

Derbyshire shared the video with her 50,000-plus followers on Twitter accompanied by the words: "GOODBYE CHEMO!!!".

The presenter also made a video diary during her treatment last year, when she had a mastectomy.

She previously said she hoped sharing the clips would reassure women that having treatment for the condition is ''do-able''.

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