Bill Turnbull, 63, revealed in March 2018 he had been diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer the previous November. Opening up about the moment he found out about his diagnosis, the former BBC Breakfast presenter admitted it was a “scary” moment and had some “dark times”.

The Classic FM host explained he was first told his “long-term outlook” wasn’t good as the cancer had spread to his bones.

Speaking to charity Prostate Cancer UK recently, Bill recalled: “When you’re diagnosed with prostate cancer it can be a pretty scary moment. It was for me.

“Particularly because it had already spread to my bones and the long-term outlook wasn’t good at all.”

Bill continued: “It was a big shock for me and for my family, and we had some pretty dark times. But luckily, I started treatment very quickly after my diagnosis.”

Bill also opened up about his treatment and the steps he’s been taking to remain positive.

“I’m currently on a more gentle treatment, just a hormone injection every twelve weeks, and another to strengthen the bones,” he said.

“I’ve gone meat and dairy free, and as a result feel pretty good at the moment.”

The presenter added: “I’ve also started doing yoga again regularly – and meditating, which I find particularly useful.”

Bill admitted having a positive attitude is “hugely important” to him as he said it’s “part of the treatment”.

“You can’t let this disease get on top of you because psychology has a lot to do with it,” he said.

Bill was originally told he would have 10 years left to live, which changed into 18.

But despite being told about his mortality, Bill admitted he doesn’t think about how long he has left.

In an interview with Radio Times, he touched a wooden coffee table and said he had a “fair old time to live”.

He continued: “The original prognosis was ten years, and then my oncologist said he hoped to get me through 18.

“You hope for a couple of extra years, but I really don’t think in terms of how long I’ve got left.”

Bill, who is married to wife Sesi, stated he never forgets he has the disease.