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First Dates star Merlin Griffiths issues health update after bowel cancer diagnosis

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First Dates star Merlin Griffiths has issued an update on his health after being diagnosed with bowel cancer last year.The Channel 4 star appeared on Wednesday's (September 28) episode of BBC Breakfast to raise awareness of the disease.Sally Nugent and Jon Kay were on presenting duty and kicked off the interview by wondering how he's doing after his treatment.READ MORE: First Dates' Merlin Griffiths opens up on setback amid bowel cancer battleJon asked: "Merlin, shall we start with you?

How are you doing my friend?Merlin replied: "Very well, thank you very much. All things considered. On the road to recovery, it's long and slow but we'll get there."Sally continued: "Just tell us your story.

What happened to you?"He added: "I should have got there earlier but I did get there."I think it's very important that people follow up these symptoms.

The sooner you catch it better it is for you."Sally later asked: "Merlin, How is your family doing?"He responded: "They're doing very well thank you.

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