Annabel Giles: The television presenter dies 4 months after tragic diagnosis

Children of TV presenter Annabel Giles shared the sad news of their mother's death only 4 months after a brain tumour diagnosis.

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Annabel Giles death cancer

In July Annabel Giles received the devastating diagnosis of stage 4 Glioblastoma, an extremely aggressive form of brain tumour, as her children conveyed through an Instagram statement. In the simple but moving statement by her children, Molly and Ted's heartfelt words highlighted their profound admiration for their mother as they wrote: 'She displayed remarkable resilience and strength, despite undergoing brain surgery and countless radiotherapies.' 33-year-old Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden is courageously confronting her own battle with cancer. She is hoping to raise awareness for the condition just as Annabel did. Right up to the end of her life, the mother of Molly and Tom was resolute in her determination to help others.

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Her lifelong commitment to helping others

Although heartbroken, they wished everyone to know that: 'In her final weeks, she was passionate about raising awareness for Glioblastoma, embodying her lifelong commitment to helping others.' An example of the drive that showcased her spirit was the fact that she served as a patron for Amaze Brighton, which is a charity for the parents of children with special needs. In memory of their mother, Molly and Tom kindly requested contributions to Martlets Hospice in Hove, ‘whose exceptional care was a great source of comfort throughout this journey.’

She lived life to the fullest

Annabel is renowned for hosting popular programmes such as ITV’s Posh Frocks and New Trousers as well as serving as a panellist on shows such as Shooting Stars, Through the Keyhole and other comparable programmes. In 2013, she participated in I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and became the inaugural celebrity to be voted off. ln 2022 Olivia Attwood also featured but had to leave the jungle after just 24 hours owing to a medical condition.

Annabel will be missed not only by the public but especially by those she aided as a therapist. This was reflected in the outpouring of messages in the comments on Instagram by her followers. How many lives she touched is evident in what they wrote: ‘A beautiful, kind, patient soul who was loved by everyone and so brave.’ She was described as ‘passionate about raising awareness for autistic children.’ So many have praised her kindness, wit and caring that it’s clear there was much more to her than being a public figure or a contestant on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me out of here. The sentiment expressed by her children: ‘Her humour and laughter will leave us inspired to live life to the fullest, as she always did,’ is clearly one shared by so many whose lives she touched.

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Glioblastoma is an aggressive malignant brain tumour that claims manylivesannually in the UK.Recently, BBC star Maddy Anholt also succumbed to an aggressive brain tumour at the age of 35, whilst Annabel Giles passed away at just 64 due to this ailment. Giles stayed fervent about supporting others until her last breath, raising awareness of this disease.

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Sources:

Sky News: Annabel Giles: TV host dies after brain tumour diagnosis

The Guardian: TV presenter and actor Annabel Giles dies aged 64

Who are Annabel Giles’ children? The pair share a heartbreaking post about their mother’s death Who are Annabel Giles’ children? The pair share a heartbreaking post about their mother’s death