The Good Morning Britain host says he has expert Gillian Nuttall to thank after she spotted an alarming blemish on his chest.
Gillian, the founder of Melanoma UK, warned the motormouth to get it checked out after watching his ITV Serial Killer documentary – and the advice may have saved his life.
Piers, 52, said: “When my Serial Killer crime documentary aired on ITV in November, Gillian Nuttall, founder of Melanoma UK, emailed me to say: ‘Piers, at the risk of sounding like a lunatic, I’m just watching your programme and there’s a blemish visible on your chest. Have you had it checked?’”
“Oh the irony of a serial killer inadvertently helping to save my life”
Piers went to a leading dermatologist who immediately cut out the blemish as he feared it could have turned cancerous if it had been left unattended much longer.
Dad-of-three Piers, married to journalist Celia Walden, 41, said: “This week, a top dermatologist took one look and immediately cut it out.
“Much further delay, he informed me, and it might well have turned cancerous.
“‘Give that lady a gold star!’” he said.
Piers added: “Thanks, Gillian. Oh the irony of a serial killer inadvertently helping to save my life. Merry Christmas!”
Manchester-born Gillian founded Melanoma UK in 2007.
It gives support to patients of the most deadly form of skin cancer, usually detected when a mole appears on the body.