Bobby Davro reveals fiancée Vicky Wright is battling pancreatic cancer
‘It’s extremely painful’: Bobby Davro reveals new fiancée Vicky Wright is battling pancreatic cancer
Bobby Davro’s fiancee Vicky Wright is battling pancreatic cancer.
The comedian, 64, is trying to ‘smile through the absolute agony’ of his long-term partner Vicky’s ‘devastating’ illness but admitted things haven’t been easy.
He told the Daily Star: ‘To see someone as beautiful as her with this illness is horrific. It’s so sad. It’s extremely, extremely, extremely painful…
‘My best advice for someone in a similar position is that laughter is the best medicine.
‘I always remember this quote, ‘Don’t let the world change your smile – get your smile to change the world’.’
‘It’s extremely painful’: Bobby Davro’s fiancee Vicky Wright is battling pancreatic cancer
The former EastEnders actor has just finished a short Easter panto run in Rapunzel and is on stage for a charity comedy show on Sunday.
Bobby admitted he’s grateful he’s got work to distract him from his 63-year-old partner’s health woes.
He said: ‘I don’t want the fact I’m keeping working to sound selfish. Everyone who knows me knows it’s just a distraction for a bit of time from trying to help Vicky. I need to see people laughing, and I like that I can still make people laugh while dealing with this.’
Vicky – whose dad died from the same form of cancer – was diagnosed last year and Bobby hopes opening up about what the couple are facing can help other families.
He said: ‘Vicky’s illness is a tragedy, and it’s been a personal and family tragedy until now. But now I hope talking about it can help other people.
‘There are millions of other people with partners and wives and husbands who are going through the same thing. I just want to tell them you have to push forward and get back up – and never, ever let life beat you.’
Bobby proposed to his longtime partner Vicky last year after 12 years of dating on and off.
The Sun reported that the happy couple and soon-to-be newlyweds celebrated their big news with an engagement party held at The Kings Arms in Surrey.
Tough: The comedian, 64, is trying to ‘smile through the absolute agony’ of his long-term partner Vicky’s ‘devastating’ illness but admitted things haven’t been easy
Vicky told the publication at the time: ‘I’m on cloud nine.’
A source added: ‘Vicky was touched with all the messages. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. They plan to tie the knot next year.’
The former EastEnders star and impressionist was previously married to Trudi Jameson, who he shares three children with.
Bobby was married to Trudi for 10 years before their marriage fell apart in 2003.
In 2015, B obby revealed he was living with his ex-wife and three daughters, and was also in a long-term relationship with Vicky.
Bobby revealed that his reason for making the move back to the family home was motivated by his love for his three daughters.
‘I have myself, my ex, my partner and my three daughters, but I care for them all deeply,’ he said in an interview with Emma Pryer for the Sunday People at the time.
‘I am happy but, yes, my personal situation can be tough at times.’
The 80s star insisted that he would not be getting back together with his former wife, but revealed that Vicky ‘can sometimes feel hurt which breaks my heart but I am not stringing her along’.
Former flame: The former EastEnders star and impressionist was previously married to Trudi Jameson, who he shares three children with
Bobby’s former marriage with Trudi ended when he discovered that she had been cheating on him with a married builder, who returned to his wife.
The TV star claimed that he and his ex-wife are more like ‘a close brother and sister now’, adding that he sees Trudi as his ‘soulmate’ and that he will always love her.
But there were practical reasons behind the move, as he also didn’t want to be paying two mortgages when he was coming back to visit his daughters so often.
Bobby sunk into a deep depression after discovering the affair, and took three years to get over the failed marriage.
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