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BBC Sort Your Life Out star shares emotional health update after cancer diagnosis

Sort Your Life Out star Dilly Carter has revealed her plans to adopt a child in the series finale of the BBC show. The 43-year-old is a home-organising expert on the programme with host Stacey Solomon.

Dilly revealed in April last year that she had been diagnosed with womb cancer, meaning she was missing on-screen for a few episodes of the last series. She underwent major surgery to treat painful fibroids on her stomach and uterus, before finding out one of the fibroids was cancerous and she had stage one womb cancer.

Dilly had to undergo a radical hysterectomy but the news only got worse as she was told her cancer had gone from stage one to stage three. The BBC star, who previously shared her decluttering tips, had to have more surgery to remove lymph nodes as well as her womb.

On Tuesday night’s episode, she helped a family who had adopted, which prompted her to speak about her own journey to parenthood. Despite already being a mum to daughter Nelly, 10, with husband Charley, Dilly bravely admitted that she isn’t able to have any more children.

Having been adopted herself, the television personality, who returned to the show earlier this series, was able to relate to Sarah and Katherine, the adoptive daughters on the show. She asked them: “Do you think your attitudes change now you’ve got your own children about being adopted?

“I know for me, when I had my own child, Nelly, she was my first bloodline. Because I think, ‘Oh my God, you’re the only person I actually am related to.

“I’ve got no one else in this country, no one else in my life. And it’s a really weird feeling, isn’t it?”

Sarah responded: “I feel it’s definitely healed a part of me. I think I’ve always wanted kids since I was a teenager. I’ve always wanted that.

“Not that we had any void with Mum and Dad, but I think meeting you and talking about this, is the most open my Mum, in particular, has ever been. I think as kids, it was always, ‘Don’t tell anyone.’

“You would feel like, ‘Oh, it’s a secret, I can’t tell anyone.’ I think she was scared that people wouldn’t see us as hers, and that ingrained a shame, even though it shouldn’t. It wasn’t intentional – and that carried on through life until this process.”

After Sarah’s story struck a chord, a visibly upset Dilly wiped her tears away as the BBC star revealed: “I can’t have any more children, so now I’m hopefully going to go full circle and adopt myself.”

The trio went on to have a group hug after finding comfort in being able to relate to one another with their adoption stories.

Sort Your Life Out is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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