Reality star Imogen Thomas has revealed that her father has been battling cancer for the past year.
The former Big Brother star took to Twitter to share her sadness, writing: “My dad has been living with cancer for a year. Please, please, please let there be a cure one day. Emotionally and mentally drained.”
Imogen, who is mum to 21-month-old daughter Ariana Siena, gave an insight into the devastation her family is experiencing, adding: “Trying to be so positive but can’t stop crying. It’s a hard, difficult time. Wanted to share it because I know many ppl [sic] going throu [sic] the same.”
Imogen first rose to fame after starring in the seventh series of Big Brother, going on to venture into glamour modelling and TV work.
The former Miss Wales received a string of supportive messages from her followers on Twitter, with many sharing their own stories.
Trying to be so positive But can't stop crying. It's a hard difficult time. Wanted to share it because I know many ppl going throu the same.
— Imogen Thomas (@Imogen_Thomas) November 21, 2014
One user wrote: “My Dad just diagnosed this week. A big shock. Feel your pain and not looking forward to the long battle ahead. Stay strong x”.
Our thoughts are with Imogen, her father and the rest of her family at this difficult time.