MOLLY-MAE Hague has revealed her personal link to Deborah James – gushing over her in an emotional tribute.
The former Love Island star took to her Instagram to reveal her mum Debbie had “gone to an event to meet Deborah” years before.
Molly-Mae, 22, could be seen watching Deborah, 40 – who was honoured with a damehood this week, on BBC Breakfast.
The reality TV winner – who just jetted home from LA with beau Tommy – gushed over how the journalist had “touched” her heart.
Molly-Mae linked to the fundraiser for Cancer Research UK Deborah started, which raised more than £4million in less than a week.
It came as Deborah, who is known for her podcast You, Me and the Bic C, revealed she had started end-of-life care for bowel cancer.
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Photographing the podcaster on her TV, Molly-Mae started her emotional tribute to her: “You are incredible.
“My mum went to an event especially to meet Deborah a few years back because we were so touched by her journey and podcast.
“What an amazing woman she is having nearly raised four million pounds.”
Sun columnist Deborah has been living with bowel cancer since 2016 and this week stopped receiving active treatment.
The former school teacher – who is known as the Bowel Babe on social media – has moved into her parent’s home in Woking.
It’s from there that the 40-year-old has managed to raise over £4million in a matter of days for the Bowel Babe fund.
The podcaster says that the hospice has advised her that she could have ‘weeks at most’, left with her family.
Once ticking off her to-do list, which includes ‘death admin’, Deborah has vowed to relax and spend time with her family, her parents, husband Sebastien and her two children, Hugo and Eloise.
“I want to die listening to my family, I just want to hear their banter and the normal buzz of life as I go”, she told The Times.
My priority is that I spend time with my family, we are all together, I’m at my parents, it’s always where I supposed I wanted to die.
“My husband, my kids are around. My parents, my brother, and my sister.
“We’ve been having sleepovers, we’ve been doing loads of talking – well I’ve been listening, lying on the sofa, I’ve been doing a lot of sleeping”, she told 5 Live earlier this week.
Deborah charted her bowel cancer journey through her column ‘Things Cancer Made Me Say’ and the ‘You Me and the Big C‘ podcast.
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She has campaigned tirelessly for cancer charities and has helped raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer.
Over the last few days, Deborah has been tying up loose ends, including a final podcast episode and her final column for HOAR.