Gardener's World icon Carol Klein reveals cancer news after getting 'call from surgeon'

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Gardeners' World star Carol Klein has shared a health update after previously revealing her breast cancer diagnosis.

The 78 year old gardening expert initially broke the news of her cancer to her followers in early May. She revealed that she had undergone a double mastectomy and now, while presenting at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which saw stars such as Beverly Knight and Ben Shepard attend, for the BBC, Carol has joyfully announced that her cancer has been eradicated.

In an Instagram video, Carol said: "A few weeks I made a post on Instagram and told you all about what had been happening to me. Earlier this year I was diagnosed with breast cancer and as a result I had a double mastectomy."

She continued: "I also had another small operation the week before Chelsea, but I was able to do Chelsea, I hope successfully. And whilst I was there I got a call from my surgeon Dr Anna Conway who gave me the very good news that my cancer has gone."

"I'm really making this post because I want to thank you all, everybody who sent me so many wonderful messages and really kept my spirits up through that, Carol continued, according to Birmingham Live, adding: " Carol added, according to Birmingham Live, saying: "Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the team at North Devon District Hospital, the breast care team, they were brilliant. Thanks to our NHS."

She also stated: "Now I know that everybody has been affected in some way or another by cancer. Either for themselves or for friends and relatives."

Carol Klein announced she had been diagnosed with cancer
Carol Klein announced she had been diagnosed with cancer

"And I just want you to know that I'm thinking about you, sending you lots of love, loads of strength and here's to the future."

Opening up about her diagnosis in May, the telly favourite courageously told fans: "A few weeks ago I was referred to the breast care clinic at my local hospital and after tests I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Having consulted with my family and all the doctors, it was decided that I'd have a double mastectomy and that was carried out on April 3."

"Since then I've been recovering at home and recuperating. I've sown any amount of seeds, and I've been finessing my upcoming book, so it's given me lots of opportunity to do that."

Carol was quickly flooded with messages of support, with one fan commenting beneath her post: "You have been an inspiration of mine for years, Carol. Thank you for sharing. Take care and a speedy recovery. Strange that though video pops up on the morning I am due to see my GP regarding breast lumps. Happy gardening to you, too."