I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Victoria Derbyshire’s son Oliver melted hearts on Saturday, when he shared a snap of his mother at her 2018 wedding.
Broadcaster Victoria, 52, tied the knot with her long-term partner Mark Sandell in an intimate autumn ceremony, after surviving her battle with breast cancer.
And her eldest son took to social media to share a snap from the celebratory day, showing a radiant Victoria beaming with delight as she walked down the aisle while flanked by Ollie and his brother Joe, 14.
Special day: I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Victoria Derbyshire’s son Oliver melted hearts on Saturday, when he shared a snap of his mother at her 2018 wedding
The Lancashire native was the picture of elegance as she walked down the aisle in an embellished gown, which was cinched at the waist with a gold belt.
Sharing the snap, which also showed Victoria gazing adoringly at her eldest son, Ollie wrote: ‘ Ladies and gentlemen I give you: My mums happiest moment (And one of mine too) -Ollie.’ [sic]
Ollie, who is running his mother’s Twitter account while she appears on I’m A Celebrity in Wales, received an outpouring of gushing messages from followers, many of whom branded the post ‘sweet’.
Love: Broadcaster Victoria, 52, tied the knot with her long-term partner Mark Sandell in an intimate autumn ceremony, after surviving her battle with breast cancer
It wasn’t revealed until last year that Victoria had tied the knot with her partner, with the couple opting for a modest affair with her radio producer beau at their Surrey pad following a 16 year relationship.
The couple invited just close friends and family to the low-key event, which included their two sons.
Victoria decided to spontaneously propose to her now husband Mark the day after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.
The couple had been together 15 years before Victoria decided that they should get married, she candidly revealed during an interview in 2017.
At the time, she said: ‘My first official day of living with cancer was August 1, 2015.
Taking over: Ollie is running his mother’s Twitter account while she appears on I’m A Celebrity in Wales – and he’s updated the broadcaster’s profile to let her followers know
‘So I got up and went downstairs and announced to Mark that we had been together for 15 years and we should get married. He’s been married before and he said with a straight face, ‘I think marriage is overrated to be honest.’
The TV star found out she may have had breast cancer after she Googled ‘inverted nipple’ in July 2015.
She was diagnosed with stage 2 lobular breast cancer, which means it develops in the lobes of the breast and spreads to surrounding tissue – some 10 per cent of breast cancers are this type.
On Saturday night’s instalment of I’m A Celebrity, Victoria candidly opened up about her gruelling cancer battle during a chat with campmate Jessica Plummer.
On British soil: Victoria is currently winning over a legion of fans on I’m A Celebrity, which is being filmed in the UK for the first time in its entire history
The star detailed how she reacted to finding out she had cancer, revealing that she could ‘barely speak’ to her husband from the shock.
She said: ‘We could barely speak, you know. We could barely speak to each other. We are talkers, we are open, we are you know, and we just had no words because honestly all I was thinking was I’m going to die.
‘Seriously, I’m going to die. And then, I thought I’m not going to see my boys grow up, I’m not going to grow old with Mark, I mean it was just, I just thought my luck’s run out, you know.’
Inquisitive Jessica also asked how Victoria had found out she had cancer.
Candid: Victoria spoke very openly about her past breast cancer diagnosis during Saturday’s unseen bits episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
Victoria told her: ‘So I was going to bed on a Sunday night and getting undressed in the bathroom, I think I’d had a bath, and I just looked in the mirror and my right breast was about two inches lower than my left.’
Jess exclaimed ‘I have a boob lower than my other boob,’ but Victoria told her ‘do not worry. Has it always been like that?’
Jessica explained that it has been for a ‘long time’, with Victoria reassuring her that it’s her ‘normal’.
Victoria continued: ‘I knew that wasn’t how I normally looked. Not only that, the nipple had become inverted so it was as though someone was pulling it backwards, do you know what I mean?
Questions: The journalist was quizzed over her experience by Jessica Plummer while she was in the shower
‘Honestly, I thought, oh, that looks weird, oh, I’ll just sort that tomorrow. I did not think anything. I didn’t.’
‘Oh Victoria’ exclaimed Jessica. ‘I know, and five days later it was confirmed that it was breast cancer’ replied Victoria.
Jessica then probed for a few more details, asking Victoria: ‘Where about on your breast was it?’
She explained: ‘It was all over. It was disparate. It wasn’t a lump. It was like, how would I describe it, if you had loads of string all messed up it was like that, sort of long bits, it was all over the place.
‘It wasn’t a solid lump which is why you need all that chemo and then targeted radiotherapy.’
‘And that’s why you didn’t feel it before?’ Jessica asked.
‘Yeah, exactly because there’s not a lump but it’s so important because most women think you’re looking for a lump, actually you’re not, you’re looking for your.. ‘
‘Change?’ asked Jess. ‘Exactly’ said Victoria. ‘Your breasts look different to how they normally look. Do you know what I mean.’
Emotional: Victoria told Jessica that all she could think after finding out was ‘I’m going to die, I’m not going to see my boys grow up’
‘But it you get it early, it’s totally doable. You will survive,’ Victoria added.
At the end of the chat Victoria said: ‘Thank you for doing that Jess. Thank you for asking very sensitive questions.’
Perhaps worrying that she’d done something wrong, Jessica apologised, but Victoria reassured her that all was well and said: ‘Do not say sorry. I ask questions for a living’.
Reflecting on the candid chat after, Victoria explained: ‘Jess was pumping the water for me in the shower and she just started asking me lots of really frank and open questions about my breast cancer diagnosis.’
Wedding: She tied the knot with Mark following her breast cancer diagnosis (pictured in 2018)