Gogglebox star: 'My body is growing cancer'

Alicia Vrajlal
Entertainment Editor

Gogglebox star Isabelle Silbery is recovering in hospital after having several cancerous polyps removed from her bowel this week.

Taking to Instagram, the single mother revealed her first operation was a few months ago and that she’s “annoyed that my body is growing the C word”. 

“Eight months ago I was really sick in NY on a girls trip & put it down to gastro but in my gut (pardon pun). I knew something was up & chose not to ignore the symptoms,” she told her followers.


Turns out, I needed to have two high-grade cancer polyps cut out of my bowel a few months ago…the doc said that if left any longer, it wouldn’t have been good.”  

The Australian TV star admitted the health scare has altered her lifestyle, and she’s been “googling how to have sex with a colostomy bag”. 

“I’m becoming quite the ‘bum-cam’ pro, as those in the know call it, having three more polyps cut out yesterday,” she explained.

“It’s all been unexpected, I’m still annoyed that my body is growing the C word but relieved I’m on top of things now.”

Isabelle stars on Gogglebox with her mother and grandmother. Photo: Foxtel

She concluded her post with a series of hashtags including “#bowelcancer” and “#cancersucks”.

According to Bowel Cancer Australia,Most bowel cancers start as benign, non-threatening growths – called polyps – on the wall or lining of the bowel.  

Polyps are usually harmless; however, adenomatous polyps can become cancerous (malignant) and if left undetected, can develop into a cancerous tumour.” 

Isabella appears on Gogglebox alongside her mother and grandmother, providing hilariously entertaining commentary on the country’s favourite shows.

Here’s hoping the TV star has a speedy recovery in time for the show’s return on February 6.

Three generations of women who are fan favourites on Gogglebox. Photo: Foxtel

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