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YouTuber Zoe Sugg has decided to film her smear test for her five million subscribers and 9.7 million Instagram followers to educate them on cervical cancer screenings.

The 29-year-old warms at the start of the 43-minute-long video that it features "raw conversation around cervical screenings and cervical cancer" and "a teeny bit of blood (not up close!)"

Zoella rose to fame on the video-sharing platform years ago and has since decided to make her intimate health examination public to encourage more women to book in smear tests.

Zoe explains her reasons in her car prior to the appointment for bringing cameras with her, saying that she had asked professionals;

"Is there anything I can do to help encourage more women to book in their smear tests or make people feel a little bit more at ease when they get their letter through the post?".

She decided to dash the uncertainty by filming the whole process and passing on her fans' questions to a nurse; "After ten years of vlogging, this is a moment! I've never done this before!"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Zoe first sits down with a nurse to discuss any concerns and questions from her subscribers, and the nurse urges anyone with worries to contact their GP and get more information.

She also explains how important it is to get the test done as young as possible, as it can detect cells which could later become cancerous.

Zoe then sits in the medical chair after changing into a gown, while the nurse talks viewers through the equipment she will be using. Zoe adds a timer to the screen to show how short the process is.

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The timer revealed that the test took only 48 seconds, and the vlogger didn't appear to be in any discomfort. There had been some blood due to the oestrogen in her contraceptive pill, the nurse mentions.

Zoella chats more to the nurse following the procedure and discovered that she had never found anyone to have cervical cancer in all her time of doing smear tests.

She did found evidence in the past of cells which needed removing as soon as possible before they became dangerous. The nurse also urges viewers to check their breasts for lumps.

Zoe was praised by fans for using her platform for a worthy cause, seeing as the procedure is incredibly important for women's health.

Smear tests check for any abnormalities in the cervix which could cause cervical cancer if left untreated, and are offered to women aged 25 and above by the state.

New data from the charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust found that those aged 25 to 35 are put off by the idea of a stranger examining them, and the latest figures show that cervical screening rates among all ages are at their lowest in 20 years.

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Jason Momoa is well known for being one of the most infectious sources of energy in the celebrity sphere, but he's truly made a few children's wishes come true today.

The 39-year-old Aquaman star, who was launched to fame after starring as Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, shared a series of adorable photos from his first Make A Wish Foundation volunteering experience.

He spent time with some of his youngest fans, many of whom are terminally ill. The actor was clearly overcome with emotion about spending time with such inspiring youngsters.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He captioned the sweet photo; “My first 'Make A Wish'. I will do this for life. Such an amazing day with Eva Eros and Kalice and all the ohana.”

Momoa added, “Mahalo Warner Bros for setting up an amazing tour for these beautiful children.” The actor is known for using Hawaiian phrases on his social media posts.

The superhero gave the kids an inside look at Warner Bros Studios, where a few costumes for its biggest franchise are held.

The Batman costume and Batmobile, as well as the Aquaman throne and his costume from the 2018 film live at the studio, among others.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Momoa adores children, and shares two kids with his wife Lisa Bonet; 12-year-old daughter Lola and 10-year-old son Nakoa-Wolf. 

Momoa and Bonet treated their daughter and her friends to a screening of Disney's live-action The Lion King movie.

“Happy Birthday my love. I’m so thankful to be home with my family," he wrote as an Instagram caption, thanking Disney for giving Lola the treat.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Momoa admitted that he had been so moved by the Disney film that he cried “numerous” times.

The Lion King was amazing congrats to everyone who made this film. It was epic.” he wrote, adding, “Thanks for making me cry numerous of times in front of a bunch of children.”

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Over the course of her career, Katie Price has earned a 'no holds barred' reputation when it comes to her private life.

And while the public accept that much of her career is built on tell-all books and high-profile relationships, they are less comfortable by Katie's decision to speak openly about her children and wider family.

Illustrating the extent of their distaste, many Twitter users scorned Katie's recent decision to reveal that her mother was suffering from a terminal illness.
 

Speaking to The Sunday Mirror, the 39-year-old, who shares an incredibly close bond with her mother Amy, confirmed that her mother had been diagnosed with a terminal lung condition.

"My mum’s got something wrong with her lungs and she’s been told she hasn’t got very long to live," Katie explained.

After explaining that she intended to maintain a positive attitude for the sake of her mother, Katie revealed the details of her mother's recent hospital visit.

And sadly for the former Celebrity Big Brother contestant, the public is focussing more on Katie's candour than her mother's heartbreaking diagnosis.

Taking to Twitter to comment on the reports, one member of the public wrote: "She's awful selling out her mum's privacy but funny how she's more bothered about her stupid tour than spending time with her dying mum."

"Is there nothing sacred enough for her to keep private!! Unbelievable!" wrote another while someone else questioned: "Can't she keep anything private?"

 

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Katie's reputation for selling the highs and lows of her private life to the press has resonated among Twitter users this weekend, with another remarking: "She will be selling her mums story to make more money now."

Thankfully, Katie's loyal army of followers have been on hand to defend her against the barrage of criticism she has received since announing the sad news.

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