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Thursday 28th May 2020

Martin Lewis reveals illness forcing him to pull out of TV work

He's missed Good Morning Britain this week

Martin Lewis has been forced to cancel all his live TV work this week after being diagnosed with an incurable throat ulcer.

The TV money expert announced in a Twitter post: "Throatgate day 4. Thanks for all the well wishes. I wanted to give you an honest update as so many of you have been asking and been so kind.

"Sadly, I'm no better - you'll have seen I couldn't do Good Morning Britain today - live TV is impossible.

"Last night I saw a specialist who confirmed I've a large, vicious ulcer in my throat (I won't post a picture of it) - not a cold/flu.

"Unfortunately eating and speaking are truly agonising, causing the left of my face and neck to go into spasm - leaving me close (or sometimes in) tears.

To all those telling me to rest now. I am I promise. Feet up - thinking I may do a bit of Jack Ryan box set.

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He added: "I'm going to go and try and film the links for my Monday show today. I've been given a special local anaesthetic to get me through it (I've been told doing it won't make things worse).

"The team are very considerate - I won't be able to do retakes - and will have to rest 20 minutes before each take.

"I must admit to literally shaking with nerves about leaving the house to do it, but I'm doing it as I want to, as sitting in the house in pain has made me rather low."

Martin is resting up (Credit: ITV)

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He made it through the recording and later told fans: "Yesss! Just back from filming. I managed to make it through - not that sparky (you'll see on monday) but enough."

Concerned fans flooded his social media, and he assured them he was taking care of himself.

He wrote: "To all those telling me to rest now. I am I promise. Feet up - thinking I may do a bit of Jack Ryan box set."

Get well soon, Martin!

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