TV presenter Jo Wilson, who was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer this summer, has said ‘I do’ in an intimate Chelsea nuptials that skipped many of the usual traditions and customs.

The Scottish mum-of-one spoke to OK! to share all the details of her special day with partner of six years Dan, 42.

“We stayed together the night before and got ready together in the morning," says Jo, 38, who lives in the Cotswolds with Dan and their daughter Mabel, two.

“We took the tube to the venue and didn’t have any speeches or cake. We called it the ‘non-wedding wedding’!

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“We wanted to keep it simple. The flowers were from a little farm in our village and my simple, long-sleeved dress that I ordered online from Reformation was just what I wanted and fitted well. Easy.”

After Jo received the shock cervical cancer diagnosis, the bride and groom brought forward their wedding plans and were married at Chelsea Old Town Hall in London, just three weeks after Jo finished her chemotherapy treatment.

As well as deciding against some wedding traditions, Jo, who has worked for Sky Sports News since 2011 and has been a presenter for the channel since 2015, decided to keep the wedding a secret from friends and family.

“The only people that knew beforehand were my two cousins and witnesses, Jeni and Lynne, who are as close as sisters to me,” she told OK!.

“We met up with all my cousins at Cecconi’s in Mayfair for lunch after the ceremony. They believed they were coming for an end-of-treatment celebration, so when we turned up in wedding outfits they were surprised.

“Everyone was so pleased for us. I haven’t drunk alcohol for months, but I celebrated with a little champagne.”

Ever since quitting a busy London life two years ago, Jo and Dan have planned to raise Mabel in their idyllic village in the Cotswolds.

But when Jo went for a smear test this June, the gynaecologist immediately spotted the signs of cancer. By the following month, further tests confirmed the presenter had stage 3b cervical cancer, with the disease having spread to two of her lymph nodes.

Jo had always kept up to date with her smear tests. She had been due one while she was pregnant, but after a traumatic forceps delivery with Mabel in September 2020, from which they both caught sepsis, she delayed going for a smear.

By the time she saw a doctor the cancer had progressed.

Now, with treatment finished and a scan in December, the new husband and wife pair are hoping their marriage is the start of a new chapter in their lives.


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