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Nick Knowles' wife Jessica has praised the TV presenter for saving her life
The 28-year-old beauty has admitted that it was the TV presenter's "insistence" that allowed her to treat her cervical cancer early.
Opening up about her battle with stage one of the disease, she told Woman magazine: "I revealed my symptoms, he seemed anxious. 'You should go to the doctor,' he said."
Jessica added: "At first I batted away his concern. Surely he was just being overprotective.
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After a few weeks, he was insistent I went.
"After a few weeks, he was insistent I went. Perhaps it was best to get checked out – just in case."
Nick, 54, and Jessica tied the knot in Rome back in 2012, though announced their separation in January last year.
The couple – who share son Eddie, two – briefly rekindled their romance in November, though their reconciliation was short-lived.
Just weeks after the DIY SOS star was pictured moving his belongings back into the family home, a source told the Daily Star: "She and Nick aren't living together anymore. Things have gone t*ts up – he's being a proper t**t. They haven't been getting on, partly because she suspects Nick has been mixed up with other women.
Nick and Jessica are the parents of two-year-old Eddie
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Jessica recently admitted that she is still finds Nick 'attractive'
"Nick had a 21-year-old blonde woman looking after his pace, and Jess was sure something was going on. She's told friends she found 'evidence in his house' like women's hair ties… it's the talk of the town where they live."
Despite their split, Jessica confessed that she is still attracted to the star during a recent interview with the Sunday People.
Asked if she was moving on, she dished: "I'm happy to just be in a stable, calm place. I can't imagine what it'd be like if we were at each other's throats. He's very attractive and I care about him lots."