Carol McGiffin surprised Loose Women viewers when she unveiled the results of her facelift upon her return to the show on Thursday's episode. The 58-year-old, who left the panel five years ago, was quick to address her transformation, telling the audience: "I only had it three weeks ago. So if you're looking at me thinking I look a bit strange, or a bit younger than I did last week, I probably do." Elaborating further, Carol explained that her decision to have surgery was due to the effects of her cancer treatment. "It's all part of feeling normal I suppose," she shared. "And not feeling normal, after you've had all that, you don't know what normal is anymore."
Carol McGiffin revealed the results of her facelift
She added: "The more things you can do to make yourself feel normal, I did something to my face and I'm pleased and I'm happy, it was to make myself feel better about myself looking in the mirror and everything. I'll get that [points to her breast] back, which will be great because I'll be able to walk around with really no clothes on again, which will be good, for me, not for anyone else."
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When asked why she wanted to return to Loose Women, Carol replied: "It's a lot of things that it's the right thing to do now. Like I said, I was feeling ill. I wasn't actually feeling like there was a lot of point in doing a lot of stuff. When you have cancer, and a lot of people have, and you recover, you have to wait five years before they give you the all clear but even then, there's no guarantees." The TV personality continued: "[The cancer] hasn't come back so I've had to go back to work, which is a really good thing actually. I'm really pleased to be here. I'm really nervous which is odd because I did over a 1000 shows."
The TV star left Loose Women five years ago
Carol was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2014, and given the all-clear in September 2015 after six rounds of chemotherapy and a mastectomy. Further discussing her cancer diagnosis and treatment, Carol explained: “Yeah, early 2014 [I was diagnosed just after Celebrity Big Brother]. It took about two years really to get that out of my system because it was pretty brutal. Then last year I lost my sister to cancer, which was horrible and really sad. Another bad year. My other sister, she lost her partner as well [to cancer]."
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