BBC host Colin Bloomfield battles cancer
BBC Radio Derby Breakfast Show presenter Colin Bloomfield has shared news with listeners that his cancer has spread to his brain and he may only have months to live.
Colin is being honest and open about it on-air and online in a bid to raise awareness of his particular type of cancer, which is Melanoma.
He tweeted the news this week saying “Thank-you for all the messages I’ve had on here tonight. Unfortunately the cancer has spread to my brain, but I remain hopeful.”
Thank-you for all the messages I've had on here tonight. Unfortunately the cancer has spread to my brain, but I remain hopeful.
— Colin Bloomfield (@ColinBloomfield) May 18, 2014
As well as presenting Breakfast since March last year, Colin has always been heavily involved in the sport output of the station and is popular with Derby County fans. In tribute to Colin, fans are planning a minute’s applause for him during Derby County’s match against QPR in the Championship Play Offs Final at Wembley on Saturday evening. Reflecting the age of the presenter, the tribute is planned to take place during the 31st minute of the match.
A fundraising page has been set up here and you can hear Colin talking about his cancer with Ian Skye here: