Sarah Beeny has said that she 'always assumed' she would get breast cancer as her mother was killed by the disease aged just 39.
In August of this year, Beeny publicly revealed that she had breast cancer and on the latest episode of Loose Women, has spoken on television for the first time about her illness.
The property show presenter said: "I’m 50 now, my mum died when I was 10.
"I just kind of always assumed I would get breast cancer."
Beeny also discussed reaching the age her mum did when she died: "Probably anyone else who’s lost a mum would feel this – she died at 39 so when I got to 39, I was like, 'This is it, this is the moment'. And then I got to 40, like, 'Oh no, that wasn’t it'. 40 was a bit of a bumpy moment because I wasn’t sure what you do when you’re 40 if you’re not dead. It’s kind of weird."
She added: "And then life went on and I hit 50 and then I was diagnosed, and I thought, 'There it is, it was just waiting'."
Beeny said that her cancer was discovered after she found a lump on her breast. She was initially told by a doctor that it was nothing to be concerned by but three months later it turned out the lump was in fact cancer.
Because of the chemotherapy, Beeny has lost her hair, something she also discussed with the Loose Women panel: “It’s weird because I was trying to work out why losing your hair is so traumatic, because it shouldn’t be. It’s only hair isn’t it? I think it’s wrong we should feel so much shame… I thought, I have a tannoy and an option to speak about this, and I think if it helps one person."
Despite the cancer, Beeny continues to work and recently finished filming series three of A New Life in the Country. Beeny is also making a documentary about cancer, her mother's death and how much treatment has changed in recent years.
Loose Women airs weekdays on ITV1 at 12:30.
Watch below: Sarah Beeny says 'there is no chance it won't be okay' after cancer diagnosis.