Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, 52, was saved from skin cancer after an eagle-eyed viewer spotted an alarming blemish on his chest.
Melanoma expert Gillian Nuttall was watching ITV’s Serial Killer with Piers Morgan documentary when she noticed the mark above his shirt collar.
Piers told the MailOnline: ‘When my Serial Killer crime documentary aired on ITV in November, Gillian Nuttall, founder of Melanoma UK, emailed me to say: “Piers, at the risk of sounding like a lunatic, I’m just watching your programme and there’s a blemish visible on your chest. Have you had it checked?”‘
The father-of-four immediately went to see an expert who cut out the blemish and warned Piers it could have turned cancerous if it was left any longer.
Piers added: ‘This week, a top dermatologist took one look and immediately cut it out.
‘Much further delay, he informed me, and it might well have turned cancerous. “Give that lady a gold star!”
‘Thanks, Gillian. Oh the irony of a serial killer inadvertently helping to save my life. Merry Christmas!’
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Gillian founded patient support and advocacy group Melanoma UK and it gives support to patients of the most deadly form of skin cancer, usually when a mole appears.
She wrote on social media of alerting Piers: ‘He was interviewing a serial killer and I watched it – he had an open neck shirt on and it caught my eye.
‘I stopped the TV and looked closely – it really bothered me so as I’d got his email, (I) just thought “(a) quick shove in the right direction won’t harm”.
‘I was right. I haven’t got a Piers Morgan fetish, honestly!’
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