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Who was Deborah James?

Dame Deborah Anne James DBE (1 October 1981 – 28 June 2022) was an English journalist, educator, podcast host and charity campaigner from London.

In 2016, she was diagnosed with incurable bowel cancer and went on to host the You, Me and the Big C podcast on BBC Radio 5 Live about her struggles with her illness.

Deborah James, UK cancer research campaigner, dies at 40

Deborah James, a British broadcaster who raised millions for cancer research and was recognized by Prince William for her work, has died. She was 40.

James hosted a BBC podcast called “You, Me and The Big C” in which she spoke in a no-nonsense approach about living with bowel cancer. Her candid social media posts about her diagnosis and treatment, including videos of her dancing, garnered praise from the public.

She was diagnosed in 2016 and revealed in May that she was receiving end-of-life care at her parents’ home in Woking in southern England.

She died Tuesday surrounded by her family, including her husband and their two children, according to a family statement posted on Instagram.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Dame Deborah James; the most amazing wife, daughter, sister, mummy. Deborah passed away peacefully,” the statement said.

Prince William personally conferred James damehood in a surprise visit to the family home only days after she announced that she was receiving end-of-life care. He joined her and her family for an afternoon tea and champagne.

James thanked the royal at the time “for going above and beyond to make a very special memory.” She wrote on social media: “Can’t quite believe I’m actually a Dame!”

William and his wife, Kate, paid tribute to James on Wednesday.

“We are so sad to hear the heartbreaking news about Dame Deborah. Our thoughts are with her children, her family and her loved ones,” the royal couple said in a tweet. “Deborah was an inspirational and unfalteringly brave woman whose legacy will live on.”

James launched her podcast with two other cancer patients in 2018. She set up the Bowelbabe Fund for cancer research after announcing that her life was drawing to a close. The fund has raised nearly 7 million pounds ($8.5 million) so far — well over her initial 250,000-pound target.

Deborah James Biography, Wiki

Deborah James (Bowelbabe) aka Dame Deborah James was a British podcaster, author, social media influencer and a former teacher. Deborah James popularly known online as Bowelbabe was diagnosed with stage 4 ‘Bowel Cancer’ in 2016 and started campaigning for it while fighting with cancer.

She has become a national figure for her charity and awareness work  and started the ‘You Me and the Big C’ podcast on BBC Radio 5 Live in 2018.

Deborah was honoured with “Damehood” for her tireless campaigning to raise awareness of bowel cancer. Dame Deborah has raised more than £7 million for Cancer Research UK through her Bowelbabe fund on Just Giving

After living for years in South London, the radio personality has moved back into her parents home in Woking where to receive the end of life care after a five year battle with bowel cancer and died there on 28 June 2022.

Deborah James Biography Wikipedia
Deborah James
Full NameDeborah Anne James
Nickname Deborah James
Profession   journalist, charity campaigner, educator, and podcast host
Famous Asjournalist, charity campaigner, educator, and podcast host
Husband NameSebastian Bowen
Physical Status 
Age (approx)40 Years Old (approx) when she died 
Height (approx)In centimeters- Not Known
In meters- Not Known
In Feet Inches-Not Known
Weight (approx)In Kilograms- 55 kg (approx)
In Pounds- 121 lbs (approx)
Eye Colour Brown
Hair ColourBrown
Personal Information
Date of Birth 1 October 1981
Birth PlaceLondon, England
School NameSalesian School, Chertsey
College NameUniversity of Exeter
Family Status
Father NameAlistair James
Mother NameHeather James
SiblingsNot Known
Source Of IncomeNot Known
Appeared AsNot Known
Salary (approx)Not Known

Deborah James Career

James was a deputy head teacher specialising in computer science and e-learning at Salesian School, Chertsey, and later moving to the Matthew Arnold School in Staines-upon-Thames where she worked up until her diagnosis with bowel cancer. She began working as a journalist and columnist for The Sun, detailing her cancer journey. 

In March 2018, she began presenting the You, Me and the Big C podcast for BBC Radio 5, alongside fellow cancer patients Lauren Mahon and Rachael Bland, the latter of whom died in September 2018. In October 2018, she released her book F*** You Cancer: How to Face the Big C, Live Your Life and Still Be Yourself.

In June 2021, after undergoing multiple treatments, James said her cancer was moving in “the wrong direction” and that the drugs she was relying on were no longer effective. In May 2022, James posted an update on her condition on social media, stating that she was receiving hospice-at-home care and that “her body just couldn’t continue anymore”. Less than 48 hours after her post, over £3 million was raised for her campaign, the Bowelbabe Fund.

Two days later, James was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE). Her damehood was conferred on her by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, at her parental home.

At the time of her death, her fundraising website had accumulated nearly £7 million to fund “clinical trials and research into personalised medicine for cancer patients and supporting campaigns to raise awareness of bowel cancer”. Her final message to all the people in the world read:

find a life worth enjoying; take risks; love deeply; have no regrets; and always, always have rebellious hope. And finally, check your poo – it could just save your life.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson described her as, “an absolute inspiration”[19] and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said in a statement, “Deborah was an inspirational and unfalteringly brave woman whose legacy will live on.”

Deborah James FAQ’s

Q.1 Who was Deborah James?

Ans. Deborah James was a journalist, charity campaigner, educator, and podcast host.

Q.2 Who was the Husband/Boyfriend of Deborah James?

Ans. Deborah James’s husband’s name was Sebastian Bowen.

Q.Not Known What was the Age of Deborah James?

Ans. She was 40 years old

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