Sky Sports News presenter Jo Wilson, 38, ties-the-knot in an intimate ceremony at Chelsea Town Hall with her daughter, two, among few guests – weeks after announcing her devastating cervical cancer diagnosis
- The mother-of-one, 38, currently undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy
- The newlyweds brought their wedding day forward following Jo’s diagnosis
- The couple only had Jo’s two cousins & their daughter present for the ceremony
Sky Sports News presenter Jo Wilson has tied the knot with her long-term boyfriend Dan just one month after revealing her devastating cancer diagnosis.
The mother-of-one, 38, was diagnosed with stage three cervical cancer earlier this year and is currently undergoing life-saving radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment.
The newlyweds – who have been together for six years and share two-year-old daughter Mabel – opted for an intimate ceremony at Chelsea Town Hall to exchange their vows.
According to Ok magazine, Jo and Dan decided to only have the bride’s cousins Jeni and Lynne and their daughter present as their witnesses on their low-key day.
Jo Wilson and her long-term partner Dan have tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in Chelsea Town Hall. The couple [pictured in December 2018] have been together for six years
Jo and Dan welcomed their daughter Mabel in 2020. The pair only had their daughter and Jo’s two cousins present at their wedding earlier this month
The publication reports that the couple moved their wedding forward following Jo’s shock diagnosis so that they able to focus on her treatment.
Opting for a full-length silk gown with long sleeves, Jo styled her blonde hair in loose waves and completed her bridal look with a bouquet of white roses.
After exchanging their vows, the happy couple – who live in the Cotswolds – emerged on the steps of the town hall on London’s Kings Road where they were showered with rose petals.
Although Jo is incredibly private about her relationship, the bride described how her new husband has been her ‘rock’ during her treatment.
Jo’s daughter Mabel [pictured earlier this year] celebrated her second birthday on September 23, 2022
Everything you need to know about cervical cancer screenings:
By law, every woman in Britain is invited for cervical cancer screening – known as a smear test – between the ages of 25 and 64.
The test involves removing cells from the cervix with a speculum and examining them for abnormalities.
If someone tests positive, they are sent for an examination to definitively check if they have the disease.
If they are diagnosed with cancer, the affected parts are removed either with laser or freezing treatment.
Some 3,200 women develop the cancer in Britain each year, and the disease kills nearly 1,000. But experts think another 2,000 women would die every year without the programme.
In 2004, the start age for screening was raised from 20 to 25 because the disease seldom affects women so young.
Jo, who has hosted programmes on the sports network since 2015, went for a routine smear test in June when she was told there were signs of cancer.
Further tests a month later showed Wilson had 3b cervical cancer that had spread to two of her lymph nodes.
The mother told OK! magazine she broke down in tears after receiving the news and asked doctors if she was going to die.
‘I cried while a lovely nurse held my hand,’ she said. ‘Then I cried to Dan, and he was quite shocked because he didn’t really think it would be cancer.
‘You’re desperately hoping there’s a chance it might not be. I said to the doctor “Am I going to die?”
‘You’re not going to die,’ he reassured me. “It’s very treatable, and it’s very curable.”
‘I try to hold onto that, but there are no guarantees. The percentages are still a bit ropey. There’s something like a 70 per cent success rate for this treatment.
‘So I’ll take that. But you do still think about the fact there’s a 30 per cent chance it won’t work.
‘The lack of control can be quite difficult, because the treatment will either work or it won’t. I’m trying to live in the present and get this through.’
Speaking out during Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month 2022, she added: ‘I try to believe everything else is in my favour, my age and I am fit. I must hang on to the positives.
‘It’s terrifying to think I could have put it off even longer. Cervical cancer can be quite slow growing. But it’s different for everybody.
‘I don’t want anyone to have to go through what I am right now.’
Jo described her husband Dan [pictured earlier this year] as her ‘rock’ on her wedding day earlier this month