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Dad Star Of 'Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away' Is In 'Cancer Remission'

Mark McGowan

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Dad Star Of 'Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away' Is In 'Cancer Remission'

Featured Image Credit: Channel 5

Earlier in the year, Delroy Anglin, who rose to fame as a star of Channel 5's Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away, was reported to have been diagnosed with cancer.

The 56-year-old told the Croydon Advertiser that he had an aggressive form of leukaemia and needed a bone marrow transplant to beat the disease, referring to it as a 'death sentence'.

Now, though, DCBL Bailiffs & HCE, the company he works for as a bailiff, has updated its Twitter account to say that Delroy has gone into remission.

The post read: "**UPDATE ON DEL** Delroy Anglin is now in remission. He still has a long way to go but this is definitely a step in the right direction."

Back in April, following his diagnosis, the former detective constable said: "You feel as if someone has pronounced a death sentence.

"At the end of the day, unless somebody says differently - I'm terminal."

It's great news that he is now in remission and that there's a chance for him, although, as DCBL Bailiffs & HCE says, there's a long way to go.

The dad-of-six is one of the enforcers who doesn't hold back when called into action. He was one of the original members of the show since its inception in 2014. He has now had to step down from the show and his work.

Credit: Channel 5 / Can't Pay We'll Take It Away

He was diagnosed following tests after initially going to the doctor to say that he was suffering with more colds than usual.

Anglin said: "Life changed straight away, from diagnosis to entering the hospital was a matter of days.

"When they tell you, you're just hoping someone has made a mistake, but they haven't."

Anglin is already undergoing chemotherapy treatment but has found it hard going - the first round left him wheelchair bound.

"The next time I forced myself to take a few steps, and not let it do that to me again," he added. "Now I'm feeling positive about it, but it won't go away.

"A transplant would be a game changer. It's the only way to get rid of it."

An appeal was launched for Anglin using the hashtag #Match4Delroy and was led by a blood cancer charity and the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT).

Topics: UK News, TV and Film, Channel 5, Cancer

Mark McGowan
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