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Sky News sports presenter Jacquie Beltrao has announced she has stage three breast cancer.

Beltrao, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, posted a video to her Twitter revealing the disease had returned.

She said she and her family have been “walking through a living nightmare” since the diagnosis – but remained determined to fight it again.

In the video, she told her followers: “During lockdown I took my own advice, did a check, found a tiny, tiny little lump just here (pointing to the top of her right breast).

“Had it checked out and biopsied straight away and turns out it’s a grade three breast cancer. Much nastier than the first one I had.”

She added that she was sharing the news as it felt “weird” to be “acting like everything was shiny, perfect and fun when it wasn’t”.

“For the last four weeks, myself and my family have been walking through a living nightmare, but I am where I am,” she said.

“I’ve got a great medical team around me, my amazing family and all the support of my friends and I’ve just got to get on with it. And I am.”

Revealing her treatment plan, Beltrao said she has had two chemotherapy treatments so far and has 14 left to go.

Joshua speaking to Sky Sports presenter Jacquie Beltrao
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Beltrao has been working at Sky News since 1992

“I’m on a keto diet, a dairy free diet, and I’m doing lots of alternative things like meditation, because everyone knows how much I love my yoga,” she said.

“If you’ve got any extra blessings and prayers, I’ll take those as well, and I’ll see you in the morning.”

Beltrao has been at Sky News since 1992 and presents the sports updates during the morning programme.

She was first diagnosed with the disease on Christmas Eve in 2013 and got the all clear from her doctors last year.

There are four stages of breast cancer, with stage four being the most serious.

To find out more about breast cancer and how to check yourself, visit www.cancerresearchuk.org.

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