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Julia Bradbury’s sister ‘devastated’ by Countryfile star’s cancer plight

Julia Bradbury's sister has revealed she is 'devastated' by her "rollercoaster" cancer diagnosis.

The Countryfile presenter, 51, confirmed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer last month and recently underwent a double mastectomy.

The This Morning star also had a six-centimetre tumour removed from her breast during the procedure, while surgeons additionally extracted tissue from her lymph nodes in order to determine whether the cancer has spread.

Speaking recently, Julia's older sister Gina Bradbury Fox opened up about supporting Julia as she recovers from the intense surgery.

The 60-year-old divorcee also shared her experience of her sister's diagnosis, revealing that she had been there with Julia "every step of the way".

Gina told The Sunday Mirror: "Emotionally, I have been with Julia every step of the way. I feel her pain.

"We're joined at the hip really.

"It's a complete rollercoaster. We fluctuate from hysteria, to being in floods of tears."

She added: "For someone like Julia, so healthy and such an advocate of the outdoors, to have got this, is devastating.

"I always thought, if something like this happens, wouldn’t it be me?"

Julia learned of her cancer diagnosis while filming with ITV daytime series, This Morning.

On how Gina has supported her through the tough time, she said: "We've shared tears but also lots of laughs.

"Gina has been an absolute rock, doing what she always does brilliantly, swinging into action, being a practical and emotional mainstay."

Julia has also been supported by her daughter over recent weeks, revealing before her surgery that she 'hadn't left her side'.

In a video posted to social media, Julia said: "These are the moments keeping me strong right now. Grateful for my little humans.

"It's gonna be tough self isolating before my op, so stocking up on the cuddles."

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