Deborah James working through her favourite cocktails 'day-by-day before she's gone'

Dame Deborah James shared a snap at home with her Instagram followers yesterday

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Dame Deborah James shared a snap at home with her Instagram followers yesterday, joking that she will work her way through every cocktail "before I’m gone!”

Dame Deborah, who is a former headteacher, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016 and has since kept her Instagram followers up to date with her treatments and day-to-day life to raise awareness about the signs of bowel cancer.

Taking to Instagram, Deborah shared a photo of a Sex on the Beach cocktail, writing alongside it: “Yes that is Archers! And yes I did grow up as Archers and lemonade being a stable college social drink!

"Today’s ‘sundowner’ treat of Choice! ‘Sex on the Beach!’. Maybe I should just call this working my way through all old school cocktails day by day before I’m gone!”

James jokes that she will work her way through every cocktail "before I’m gone!”
James jokes that she will work her way through every cocktail "before I’m gone!”
Deborah James was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016
Deborah James was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016

She has so far raised more than £6.6million for Cancer Research UK, Bowel Cancer UK and the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity through her Bowelbabe fund on JustGiving.

The podcaster is no stranger to a cocktail, earlier in the week she was joined by a brother as the two made Bloody Marys with each other, joking that it felt “like a rocket in a salad!”

Last month, Dame Deborah announced she had written another book, titled How To Live When You Could Be Dead, documenting what she has learned about having a positive mindset when faced with life’s biggest challenges.

Despite not being due to be published until August, the book shot to number one on the Amazon list through pre-orders, with her royalties going towards her Bowelbabe Fund.

She said at the time that she was “blown away” by the response.

The podcast host followed this up by releasing a clothing line with In The Style, with 100 percent of the profits going towards the cancer charity.