Zoe Ball thanks medical professional after needing 'emergency rescue'

Zoe Ball
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Zoe Ball gave Instagram followers an insight into a recent health emergency and shared that she had to had to seek "rescue" last night.

The 53 year old BBC Radio 2 favourite took to her Stories to recount the unfortunate incident that saw Zoe lose a tooth. She posted a humorous image of character Garth Algar - from popular movie franchise Wayne's World - with a missing tooth and added the caption: "About last night... Me... Oops," while playfully indicating the gap with an arrow.

In a follow-up post, Zoe shared another snap of the movie character, played by Dana Carvey, complete with a full set of pearly whites and his signature blonde hair, alongside the words: "Me... now."

She then expressed her thanks to medical professionals and wrote: "Thanks to Maddy at Dentalessence Burgess Hill for the emergency rescue."

Zoe Ball
Zoe made a joke reference to a movie about losing her tooth -Credit:(Image: Zoe Ball)

The much-loved presenter recently had to take a break from her Radio 2 morning show following the loss of her mother, Julia Peckham, in April, who sadly passed away just 12 weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

During this challenging time, Zoe took some time off to be with her mum, with Gaby Roslin filling in for her on the breakfast show, reports the Mirror.

Zoe had previously opened up about her mum's battle with cancer, sharing: "Sadly, heartbreakingly, her cancer is quite advanced but we're making loads of lovely memories and taking care of her. She has some amazing people around her."

Zoe Ball and her mum
Zoe sadly lost her mum in April -Credit:(Image: GETTY)

The former It Takes Two star Zoe then said she had a "newfound admiration for all carers" amidst dealing with her mother's illness, and even managed to inject a bit of humour about the extra housework now on her plate.

She revealed: "My brother Jamie and I are completely in awe of the brilliant Doctors, Nurses and support teams looking after Mum. I'm trying to be at work on breakfast as often as I can but occasionally need to be home with my Mama."

Zoe's mum had been moved to hospice care just one week earlier, and later followed the devastating announcement of her passing on the morning of April 24.

Paying homage to her mother on Instagram, Zoe lovingly wrote: "Thank you for teaching us how to love unconditionally, to always show courage and empathy, and how, even in the darkest of days, laughter is the greatest of gifts."

"We are bereft without you but will hold so tight to each other. Your grace and your smile that lit up every room you were in, will light the stars to guide us."