The beloved TV and radio presenter announced the news on his Lyric FM show on Sunday afternoon (20Nov16), revealing he would be missing an upcoming programme due to his health concerns.

"I shall not be with our listeners on this day next week," the longtime The Late Late Show host, 82, said. "Have to go to hospital this week... They think they may have discovered a bit of cancer in the prostate and they think it may have moved up into my back.

"I've had the most wonderful, fantastic, robust, good health all my broadcasting life (but) it's my turn now... Many, many people (are) much worse off. Thank you for your good wishes."