BARRY DU BOIS Cancer of the plasma cells
Du Bois’ cancer returned in 2017, six years after he first battled it. The Living Room co-host shared the news with viewers, and went on to write a book about it called Life Force, with colleague Miguel Maestre. “We thought if we could take readers with us on my journey, it might give others inspiration,” he says. “There were lots of tears. But there was also belief. If everyone tells you that you can do it, you probably can.” He underwent intense chemo and returned to our TV screens in March.