Susanna Reid reaches out to ITV co-star after heartbreaking cancer diagnosis
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Good Morning Britain star Susanna Reid has reached out to ITN editor Geoff Hill after he opened up about his cancer battle.
The 50-year-old TV star has sent a message of support to Geoff, 52, who is undergoing a series of treatments after being diagnosed with leukaemia in 2017.
Journalist Geoff told MailOnline that he is not "out of the woods yet" and revealed that he's had 100 rounds of chemotherapy, 38 bone marrow biopsies as well as radiotherapy.
He also detailed the medications he has had within the past four years, and says he has taken more than 6,000 pills during this time.
Geoff discovered he had cancer after visiting his GP for a routine blood test.
Taking to Twitter, Susanna wrote about her colleague: "A courageous man – with an incredible support team. Sending strength @geoffhillitv @CureLeukaemia."
Unsurprisingly, Susanna's post was inundated with comments and messages of inspiration to Geoff and Susanna.
One follower penned: "Geoff Hill. Such a fine journalist and lovely guy."
Another added: "Well said Susanna. Absolutely incredible good luck Geoff Hill."
A third person posted: "Such courage Geoff, your an amazing man, i truly hope and pray you beat it. Good luck with it all. Thanks to Susanna for sharing this also, it's great of her."
While a fourth social media user said: "Heroic story actually. And exemplifies the effectiveness of mental fortitude. @geoffhillITV- you’re a brave man. Bon courage."
Susanna recently revealed that Piers Morgan will not be returning to the show.
She had her say on how she felt when her co-host stormed off-set after an explosive row with weather presenter Alex Beresford.
The row concerned Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle – and the show segment reached a record breaking number of complaints to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom for Piers’ disbelief over her mental health struggles.
Piers later won the Ofcom battle – but not before he quit the show altogether.
Susanna admitted it felt "surreal" when Piers up and left.
"I went out to talk to him; we had an animated discussion. I don’t remember what I said, it’s all a bit of a blur now, but back he came," she said.
"I didn’t think he’d really leave the show."
"He’s not left ITV – he’s still doing Life Stories. But no, he won’t be back on the GMB sofa."
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am
- Susanna Reid
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