Carol McGiffin made her highly-anticipated return to Loose Women on Thursday, five years after she left the show.
The legendary panellist, 58, looked radiant as she graced the panel to tell her fellow panellists what she’s been up to since leaving.
And Carol revealed she underwent a facelift just three weeks ago!
Of being back on the show, she said: “I seriously can’t believe it. It feels really odd. A hell of a lot has happened as you may have read.
“I did Celebrity Big Brother, didn’t win thank God, did alright. Then I got sick, I had breast cancer, I lost my hair and I lost a boob, then I was really ill for about two years getting over it.
“I sold my flat in London and I bought a house in France, and then I had a [covers mouth] facelift and then I came back to Loose Women.”
Discussing her new youthful look, she said: “I only had it three weeks ago.”
She then joked: “So if you’re looking at me thinking I look a bit strange, or a bit younger than I did last week, I probably do.”
Following her battle with breast cancer in 2014, Carol said she wanted to make herself “feel normal”.
She added: “I did something to my face and I’m pleased and I’m happy. It was to make myself feel better about myself looking in the mirror.”
Carol went on to talk about why she feels it’s the right time to return to the show after five years away.
“I was ill,” she said, referring to her battle with breast cancer in 2014.
“I wasn’t feeling like there was any point in doing a lot of stuff, because when you have cancer and you recover, you have to wait five years before they give you the all-clear. And even then, it’s not a guarantee.”
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She continued: “In my head for about two years I kept thinking, ‘It’s going to come back tomorrow so what’s the point? I might as well not work so then I can just have a good time.'”
“But it hasn’t come back so I’ve had to come back to work,” she joked before adding: “Which is a really good thing actually.”
Carol said she was “pleased” but “really nervous” to be back on the show.
Fans were thrilled to have Carol back and shared their thoughts about her new appearance on Twitter.
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