Rebekah Vardy has opened up about the "petrifying" moment she was told she had pre-cancerous cells.
Appearing on Loose Women as part of their Face Your Smear campaign, Rebekah hoped to highlight the importance of the test by speaking about her own experience.
Insisting that it was important women went for the tests, she revealed that she would have died without it.
She had gone for her routine test when she was 27 and discovered something was wrong.
"I just had my eldest boy Taylor, who’s now nine," she said. "I’d gone for my routine test a year after giving birth to him and within a week it had come back that they had found abnormal cells and they wanted me to go back in and have a loop biopsy almost immediately."
Rebekah Vardy opened up about the ‘petrifying’ moment
She had attended a routine test when the pre-cancerous cells were discovered
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Rebekah has two children with Leicester City footballer Jamie – Sofia and Finley – and daughter Megan and son Taylor from a previous relationship.
Confirming that they had been pre-cancerous, Rebekah said: "Obviously it was petrifying and you think the worst.
"It was around the time that Jade Goody had lost her life to cervical cancer, so that was in the back of my mind, obviously."
Rebekah with husband Jamie
(Image: Humphrey Nemar / Daily Mirror)
Rebekah found out about the pre-cancerous cells around the time Jade Goody died
Former Big Brother star Jade was herself just 27 when she died from cervical cancer on March 22 2009, a month after marrying fellow reality TV star Jack Tweed.
Rebekah added: "And I had two young children and [you] can’t help but think, ‘I don’t my kids to grow up without a mum’."
*Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV
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