How to watch Dame Deborah James: The Last Dance | The Sun

A DOCUMENTARY is airing to show the incredible work Dame Deborah James did before she passed away.

Dame Deborah James: The Last Dance will tell her story of being diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer and raising money for the cause.

When is Dame Deborah James: The Last Dance on BBC2?

The documentary will air on Thursday 30 June, 2022.

It will be on BBC One at 8.30pm.

Wimbledon will finish just beforehand and highlights of the day will be on BBC2 instead.

Will it be released on BBC iPlayer?

Dame Deborah James: The Last Dance is already available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

The half an hour programme takes viewers through from when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer to when she passed away.

What is Dame Deborah James: The Last Dance about?

The documentary is about Dame Deborah James' diagnoses of stage 4 bowel cancer just before Christmas in 2016, through to her final weeks when she was made a Dame by Prince William.

Deborah passed away on Tuesday 28 June, 2022.


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There are multiple guests such as Deborah's You, Me and the Big C friends and podcast hosts, Lauren Mahon and Steve Bland, as well as celebrity friends Lorraine Kelly, Gaby Roslin and George Alagiah.

The guests share what they love about Deborah and what memories they have of her.

Lorraine said: "All she wanted to do was get this message across, make sure nobody else went through the same as her, make sure everyone had the information they needed and stop people being stupid about their bottoms. I thought, ‘You are a smasher.’"

Footage is shown of Deborah raising awareness of bowel cancer and how people can get an early diagnoses.

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But there are also lighter clips of her dancing around in a poo costume that was made for a six year old.

Deborah launched the Bowelbabe Fund which has raised more than £7 million for Cancer Research.

Brits are now being urged to help get the fundraiser past the £10 million mark this weekend.

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