Sharp-eyed viewer alerts TV anchor to a blemish on his chest — and helps saves him from skin cancer

January 2, 2018 10:25 am Last Updated: January 2, 2018 10:25 am

Getting our bodies checked out becomes more and more important as we age. Sometimes a cough, a headache, or even just a mole could be more than that, and possibly dangerous—or even cancerous.

“Good Morning Britain” anchor Piers Morgan recently said that he was confronted about a mole on his chest by a viewer. Usually, when you see a blemish on someone’s body, you’re probably assuming it is just that, a blemish. But a woman named Gillian Nuttall was worried about the mole and decided to warn Morgan.

While watching a serial killer crime documentary, she noticed the spot. She explained to Daily Mail that it was “visible just above his open-neck shirt, ‘caught her eye,’ and ‘really bothered’ her, so she got in touch after viewing the episode.”

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According to Daily Mail, she emailed the anchor and said: “’Piers, at the risk of sounding like a lunatic, I’m just watching your programme and there’s a blemish on your chest. Have you had it checked?”

The father of four took her suggestion seriously, and went to see an expert. He said that “a top dermatologist took one look and immediately cut it out.” The blemish was as serious as Nuttall assumed.

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He shared that his doctor told him that if the blemish was left on his body any longer, it could have been worse. “Much further delay, he informed me, and it might well have turned cancerous. Give that lady a gold star!”

Nuttall is the founder of the organization Melanoma UK, which supports skin cancer patients. Thanks to Nuttall’s experienced eye, she stopped a cancerous blemish right in it’s tracks.

Morgan told Nuttall, ‘Thanks, Gillian. Oh the irony of a serial killer inadvertently helping to save my life.”