OLIVIA Attwood has revealed her secret cancer scare after she underwent surgery to remove a lump from her breast.
The Love Island star, 29, worried fans last month when she had mystery surgery.
And in tomorrow night’s episode of Olivia Meets Her Match, she reveals the operation was to remove a non-cancerous lump from her breast.
“It’s been a rough couple of weeks,” she admits in an emotional clip from the show.
“I found a lump at the top of my right breast and it was quite hard and I could really feel it was quite near the surface.
“It’s causing me now quite a lot of pain and discomfort.
“The chances are it’s going to be nothing, but it still sits a bit in the pit in your stomach.”
During the show Olivia meets with her surgeon to have an ultrasound scan, and is relieved when he tells her: “I’m confident that this isn’t breast cancer.”
She decides to have surgery to remove the lump anyway as a precaution.
“It’s just made me really sure now that I want it out,” she says.
“I don’t want whatever that is in there that keeps growing at this rapid rate. I want it gone.”
Explaining her reason for showing the scare on her show, she said: “I’ve got an audience of girls from 13-25.
“If I could encourage them to be more in tune with their bodies and female health, then that is a good thing.”
Last month Olivia filmed her two feet while sitting in a hospital bed, provoking a flurry of responses from fans.
Olivia recorded a video on her Instagram where she cleared up that she was okay, but didn’t go into what surgery she had.
The star said: “Guys, I’m okay. Don’t panic. I thought I discussed this on my Stories the other day, you guys clearly don’t listen to me.
“I just had a little procedure – well, not little, medium sized – that I’ve been putting for awhile. That’s been done, I’m okay, I’m out of surgery now.
“I’m not going to talk about it yet because I’ve had my crew with me today.
“So you’ll see what’s happened and what I chose to do.
“And I’ll discuss it in more detail then when it all comes out. There’s no point talking about it twice. Just know that I’m okay and thank you for all the love.”
It was announced last in July that Olivia had bagged her own reality show, which is part of ITV’s 2020 autumn schedule.
The Love Island star left hospital last year after having her breast implants removed.
The 29-year-old is known for her appearance on Love Island in 2017 when she finished in third place alongside Chris Hughes, although the pair broke up seven months after meeting
She is now featuring on The Only Way Is Essex and recently resumed filming after a break due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Olivia got engaged to her footie ace boyfriend Bradley Dack following a romantic proposal in Dubai last October.
She took to Instagram to share the news and wrote: “Soooo this happened last night.. one of the happiest days of my life.”
Olivia made an explosive debut on Towie in August last year and was hailed by fans as the “saviour” of the show.
The star splits her time between Essex where the show is filmed, and Manchester, where Bradley lives while playing for Blackburn Rovers.