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Deborah James wants rose named after her to be in daughter's wedding bouquet

Dame Deborah James has announced that she hopes a rose named after her will feature in her 12-year-old daughter's wedding bouquet one day.Deborah, who has so far raised over £6million for her bowel cancer fundraising efforts, revealed on Instagram on Friday The Harkness Rose Company is set to sell a flower named the Dame Deborah James Rose.Deborah, who is battling bowel cancer and receiving end-of-life care at her home, later shared snaps of her posing alongside a bouquet filled with the white and pale pink flowers, as she told how she hoped Eloise, would opt to include one in her nuptials.Discussing the flower named in her honour, she said: "It makes me sad but it fills me with so much joy that this rose can now be bred for years and years to come."Maybe one day Eloise will choose to have it in her wedding bouquet."From each flower sold £2.50 is set to go towards her Bowel Babe fund.Giving more detail on how the rose will raise funds for her charity, the podcast host added: "I actually cried when they asked me if they could name a rose after me. The new rose is available to pre-order now for delivery in Autumn 2022 (link in stories and below)."Even better, £2.50 from the sale of each rose will be paid to the @Bowelbabefund.
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Lizzie Cundy compares ‘waste of money’ Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney trial to Deborah James’ fundraising efforts
Wagatha Christie libel trial between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney, arguing they should donate the money they would have spent on legal proceedings – said to be £3million – to Dame Deborah James.The former Wag, who was married to Jason Cundy, branded the sensational High Court case, which concluded at the Royal Courts of Justice today, a ‘waste of money’ and compared it to the fundraising efforts of BowelBabe Dame Deborah.Dame Deborah was knighted last week after raising more than £6million for bowel cancer research, following the news she had moved into hospice care at home five years after being diagnosed with the disease.Insisting ‘the only winners will be the lawyers’, Lizzie felt the Wagatha trial, in all reality, was a ‘monumental waste of money’ when you compare it to Dame Deborah’s situation.Rebekah, who is married to Leicester footballer Jamie Vardy, is suing Coleen for libel after Coleen accused her of leaking ‘false stories’ about her private life in October 2019 following a months-long ‘sting operation’ which saw Coleen dubbed ‘Wagatha Christie’.Lizzie wrote for The Sun: ‘Let’s be honest, what a monumental waste of money this trial is . . . in the same week Bowelbabe Deborah James has raised more than £6million for Cancer Research UK.‘A tweet which says the Rooneys and Vardys should quit now and donate all the money they would have spent in legal proceedings to her fund has gone viral.
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Deborah James praises her 'rock' hubby as she leaves house for first time in 10 days
Instagram post.After the pair shared a precious morning together, Deborah posted a picture of the couple as they enjoyed some quality time.Deborah looked cosy in fluffy socks and a jacket while she smiled for the camera and smart Seb wore a white shirt, jeans and a blazer.She wrote in the caption: "Seb whisked me (bit of a mission, but worth it!) at the crack of dawn to RHS Garden Wisley before all the crowds to say well done for the book launch, and it was just perfect for an hour."Deborah continued: "I haven’t left the house in 10 days as I have been too weak and whilst I’m now going to snooze for most of the day (in the sun like a cat), I love this picture reminding me of vibrant green life all around, despite the sadness of knowing the state of my body inside.She called Seb an "utter rock" and said that they were able to "squeeze their hands together, swallow the tears and laugh instead”.The 40-year-old also mentioned that she was “blown away” and “utterly grateful” for the response to her new book.Titled How To Live When You Could Be Dead, the book touches on her journey with bowel cancer.She has so far raised £6 million through her fundraising efforts and thanked the “sheer number” of people who have “kindly ordered” her new book.Deborah told her followers that they have made her new publication “a number one on the Amazon best sellers list,” which has always been a “pipe dream” of hers.She admitted that her “first book missed out” and may “never know about this one,” but assured fans she will be “celebrating somewhere”.Fans flocked to the comments to sing Deborah’s praises and one wrote that she “incredible,” along with her “amazing husband”.Another fan called them a “beautiful couple” and that Deborah is a “star”
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Deborah James 'emotional' over reaction to new book amid fear she won't be alive to see it
"I wanted to share all my (hard-won!!) learning on how to have a positive mindset when we are faced with life’s biggest challenges."She said the book's details were still being finalised and explained that the publication date was being moved. Deborah explained: “Whilst it is in its final edits, as anyone in publishing will know, suddenly changing book publication dates (regardless of health!) isn’t an easy feat. “It was originally due out Jan 2023!!!”"All things considered, Penguin have managed to put it on pre-order and are aiming to publish it on the 18th August! “It is still long after I’m flying high, but hopefully a little less longer for you to wait."She reminded followers that she and her team have worked very hard over the last few days to ensure the book benefits Bowelbabe Fund as much as possible. Deborah confirmed that all her royalties will go to the fund and that Penguin have agreed to make an additional contribution per book. She said the donation per book will be £3. Deborah finished the post by sharing: "No pressure to do anything or order anything as I know your generosity has already been extraordinary. http://Smarturl.it/HowToLive "Deborah received her damehood for her extraordinary fundraising efforts. It came after her Bowelbabe fund received donations of more than £6million in just a week.
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Dame Deborah James has said she is ‘gutted’ she will not be alive to see her second book published.The You Me And The Big C podcast host, also known as Bowelbabe, recently revealed she’s receiving end of life care following a battle with bowel cancer, and launched a fundraiser which has surpassed £6million in donations for Cancer Research UK.In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Dame Deborah revealed she has written her second book, titled How To Live When You Could Be Dead, four years after her first book, F*** You Cancer: How To Face The Big C, Live Your Life And Still Be Yourself.The 40-year-old mum-of-two shared her regret that she’s unlikely to be alive by the time the book is published, despite its release date being brought forward, writing in the caption: ‘I wrote another book!! So I’ve got a few things to share with you before I die that I’m gutted I won’t see in real life! But I’ve now been granted permission to share them and I’m really excited!‘For the last 2 years I’ve been working on my second book How to Live when you could be Dead – oh the irony of the title! I wanted to share all my (hard-won!!) learning on how to have a positive mindset when we are faced with life’s biggest challenges.’She added that the book was originally due to come out in January next year, but now its publication date has been brought forward to August this year.‘It is still long after I’m flying high, but hopefully a little less longer for you to wait,’ she wrote.Also in the post, Dame Deborah revealed £3 from each book sold will go to her Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK.She said: ‘We have worked really hard over the last few days to ensure the book benefits Bowelbabe Fund as much as possible,’ adding: ‘No pressure to do anything
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Naga Munchetty discreetly reacts to Dan Walker's BBC Breakfast exit amid final farewell
Naga Munchetty's longstanding colleague Dan Walker fronted his final show as he bowed out of the programme after six years.The former Football Focus host has left BBC Breakfast to become Channel 5's news anchor and will also host other programmes on the channel.The 45-year-old has been inundated with leaving messages on social media following his departure from the show.Naga, 46, has since taken the opportunity to quietly react to her colleague and pal's exit after her BBC co-star Ben Thompson shared a cheeky photo.The broadcaster penned a heartfelt message to Dan as he joked about their height.Ben shared a series of photos from the BBC Breakfast studios but it was one photo in particular that caught Naga's attention.The host could be seen standing between Dan and Ben as the Breakfast hosts towered over her.Ben tweeted: "Happy last day @mrdanwalker! Thanks for all the @BBCBreakfast lols and for your services to tall people everywhere."Dan cheekily replied: "We are far too tall for telly Ben."A social media user was quick to react to the post as they tagged Naga.Twitter user, Jon Perks wrote: "That pic of you three with @TVNaga01," followed by a shocked-face emoji.Naga simply liked the social media user's post amid Dan's exit.Meanwhile, the broadcaster told viewers it had been "a real privilege" to present BBC Breakfast as Dan fronted his last show."It's always been my dream to do a job like this.
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Deborah James 'gutted' she won't live to see live to see her memoir released
cancer in 2016 and earlier this month penned a heartbreaking goodbye message on social media as she revealed she had moved to hospice care.The 40-year-old - who is known online as Bowel Babe – has now returned to Instagram to tell fans that she has written a book entitled How To Live When You Could Be Dead.Its release date is being brought forward from January 2023 to August this year but the star shared her regret that she is unlikely to be alive when it comes out.Deborah, who has raised more than £6 million through her online fundraiser for cancer charities and was recently made a Dame, posted: "I wrote another book!! So I've got a few things to share with you before I die that I'm gutted I won't see in real life! But I've now been granted permission to share them and I'm really excited!"She went on: "For the last 2 years I've been working on my second book How To Live When You Could Be Dead - oh the irony of the title! I wanted to share all my (hard-won!!) learning on how to have a positive mindset when we are faced with life's biggest challenges."Whilst it is in its final edits, as anyone in publishing will know, suddenly changing book publication dates (regardless of health!) isn't an easy feat."She said the book was originally due out in January 2023 but Penguin have managed to put it on pre-order and are aiming to publish it on August 18."It is still long after I'm flying high, but hopefully a little less longer for you to wait," she said.The star, one of the hosts of the podcast You, Me And The Big C continued: "We have worked really hard over the last few days to ensure the book benefits Bowelbabe Fund as much as possible."All my royalties will go to the fund and Penguin have kindly agreed to make an additional
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BBC's Deborah James 'embraces rain' as it may be 'last time' after moving to hospice care
Duke of Cambridge visited her at her parents' home in Woking, Surrey, to personally hand over the honour.The former headteacher has been campaigning for cancer and has since been moved to hospice care with her family after battling stage four bowel cancer since 2016.Taking to her Instagram stories today, the 40-year-old shared her "Thought of the day..."In view of her 736,000 followers, the campaigner shared a candid quote she received from a late friend.Deborah wrote: "A late friend once told me to embrace the rain, because you never knew when the last time you might feel the rain on your face is... so am embracing it! Albeit with blankets."Her candid message comes just days after the podcast host enjoyed an afternoon of tea and champagne with Prince William, as he presented her with a Damehood for her tireless fundraising efforts.Her Bowel Babe fund, which was launched last week to raise money for Cancer Research UK, has received more than £6million in donations.Sharing pictures of their meeting on Instagram, Deborah penned: "Prince William actually came to our family house today!"I am utterly honoured that he joined us for afternoon tea and champagne, where he not only spent a generous amount of time talking to my whole family but also honoured me with my Damehood."She continued: "It’s quite surreal having a royal pop in at home, and yes you can imagine the cleaning antics and preparation went off the scale - but it was all irrelevant because William was so kind and he put us all at ease."He is clearly passionate about improving oncology outcomes as the President of the Royal Marsden."It was such a special day for my whole family, making memories to last a lifetime.
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Deborah James 'honoured' as Prince William personally delivers damehood to her home
BBC's Deborah James was left is disbelief as Prince William arrived at her house on Friday to award the Bowel Babe with a Damehood after she'd raised more than £5million for Cancer Research.The 41-year-old You, Me And The Big C podcaster recently announced that all further treatment had come to an end as she transferred to hospice care at her parents home.With how long Deborah has left live currently unknown, a visit from the Duke of Cambridge proved to be the needed dose of medicine that the BBC star needed.Her JustGiving page reaching an incredible £5million in donations - with more than 250,000 supporters, Prince William wanted to ensure that Deborah was recognised for her tremendous efforts.Elated that the future King had made a special and personal visit to her home, the star who is battling stage four bowel cancer raced to social media to gush about the whirlwind experience.Sharing some adorable snaps, Deborah can be seen enjoying a glass of fizz with Prince William and her entire family including her husband Seb, brother Ben, sister Sarah, and two children Hugo, 14, and Elosie, 12.Captioning the "surreal" experience, the column writer penned: "Prince William actually came to our family house today!!"I am utterly honoured that he joined us for afternoon tea and champagne, where he not only spent a generous amount of time talking to my whole family but also honoured me with my Damehood."It’s quite surreal having a royal pop in at home, and yes you can imagine the cleaning antics and preparation went off the scale - but it was all irrelevant because William was so kind and he put us all at ease.
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‘So surreal’ Prince William visits Deborah James’ family home to honour her with Damehood
Deborah James, 40, took to Instagram this evening to reveal to her 621,000 followers that Prince William had paid her a visit at home.The BBC podcast host has been honoured with a Damehood after raising an incredible £4million for charity, since breaking the sad news earlier this week that she was receiving end of life care following a long battle with bowel cancer. She wrote: “Prince William actually came to our family house today!! “I am utterly honoured that he joined us for afternoon tea and champagne, where he not only spent a generous amount of time talking to my whole family but also honoured me with my Damehood. “It’s quite surreal having a royal pop in at home, and yes you can imagine the cleaning antics and preparation went off the scale - but it was all irrelevant because William was so kind and he put us all at ease. “He is clearly passionate about improving oncology outcomes as the President of the Royal Marsden. “It was such a special day for my whole family, making memories to last a life time. “He’s welcome back any time!” she added.Deborah also shared the snaps to her story, tagging the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. “Most surreal day ever!” she captioned a picture of William posing with the whole family.In another, William posed beside Deborah and her brother Ben.“My favourite pic of the day - my brother and William!” Deborah wrote. Another picture showed Deborah holding up the special medal she received with her Damehood.“Proud,” she captioned the picture, where she could be seen beaming at the camera. Yesterday, Downing Street announced the news of Deborah’s Damehood in a press release, which stated: "The Queen has been pleased to approve that the honour of Damehood be conferred upon Deborah
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Linda Nolan addresses calls for Damehood as Deborah James honoured for cancer campaigning
cancer charities this week.Linda shared her thoughts on the prospect of a possible Damehood in view of her 22,600 Twitter followers today. The Nolans star was responding to a tweet from Josephine Wilcox, who shared an article announcing Deborah James’ well-deserved Damehood for her valiant campaigning for bowel cancer awareness.Josephine wrote: “How come you and your sister haven’t got one when you’ve been campaigning for cancer yet other people get one? “Dame Linda and Dame Anne?” she suggested.The Irish singer replied: “No idea, but one reason would be as we’re Irish citizens, the Palace has to ask the Irish Government for permission first!”“More like she's heard how much trouble you lot are,” Graham joked in reference to the Queen, sparking laughter from Linda. In 2006, Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer, underwent a single mastectomy and was later given the all-clear in 2011. However, doctors discovered a form of incurable secondary breast cancer on her pelvis in 2017 and she underwent further radiotherapy.  Anne received her own devastating cancer diagnosis within days of younger sister Linda getting hers and the pair endured chemotherapy together.Their beloved sister Bernadette (Bernie) also tragically died of breast cancer back in 2013 at the age of 52.This year, Linda and Anne teamed up to release their book about living with cancer, entitled Stronger Together: How We're Living While Fighting.Linda, Anne and Bernie were part of Irish musical group The Nolans, which also consisted of sisters Maureen, Denise and Loose Women’s Coleen. You, Me and the Big C presenter Deborah was honoured with her Damehood after breaking the sad news earlier this week that she was receiving end of life care following a long battle
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'Humbled' Deborah James ‘in tears’ over damehood as she admits she's getting 'more sleepy'
bowel cancer.The BBC podcast host, 40, took to Instagram today to share her reaction with her 621,000 followers.The You, Me and the Big C presenter wrote: “I don’t even know where to start with the overwhelming tears getting in the way. “I’m humbled and blown away that five years of talking about poo can lead to a Damehood! “I feel honoured and shocked that I even got considered,” she admitted.“These last four days of your unwavering support launching the @bowelbabefund to benefit @cr_uk, @royalmarsden and @bowelcanceruk seem like a whirlwind of surreal dreaming when each day I can’t fathom the kindness and generosity. “£4 Million!!! I can simply only give thanks for the wonderful people in the world and say the most heartfelt thank you for your unconditional support not just now but over the years,” she continued.Deborah went on to admit that she was growing tired, but that she was heartened by the “live-saving” chats her campaigning has helped encourage over the years. “As I’m getting more and more sleepy and finding life a little harder, I’ve had more time to think that I’ve never stopped to realise the impact that our podcasting, and talking, and campaigning has had over 5 years,” she wrote.“Small chats really can save lives, small conversations can create ripples far beyond where we might see them, and seeds might grow where we never see their fruits. “And there is something exciting and beautiful in that cycle of life,” Deborah penned. “With this money, hopefully more people will have more time with their loved ones. “Who knows what plants we might grow, but when done with hope we pray that some blossom into game changers for our kids, and many more to come.“Keep loving in kindness, with rebellious hope always,”
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