"It was testing, but it was just something we got through and it was fine." But Carol said she felt lucky she's always been able to be herself with Mark, even from the start of their relationship, saying she was "never" on her best behaviour. Carol added about her supportive partner: "As soon as I met Mark, I knew he was the one! presenter was comfortable as she smiled for photos while on holiday with fiancé Mark Cassidy in Phuket, Thailand.
He became an entrepreneur, running a number of companies with his business partner (who, it should be pointed out, was his mum) and was regularly on TV for a number of years, including on After Hours and The Word.
Fame lows Recession hit the Harries hard in the 90s, and TV opportunities arose less often.
"I never thought about it in those terms," she told magazine in September 2015. The first round was a piece of cake, but the effects are cumulative so, by the time you get to the sixth one, you feel absolutely shocking.
"It can become a fight if you think you might lose it but, for me, it was always just about getting better." In June 2014, Carol had her left breast removed. "If you think about something too much, it becomes terrifying. It knocked me for six, but I tried to carry on as normal.
As Carol Mc Giffin continues her recovery, and reveals, “I feel like I’m getting better every day”, we look forward to seeing the bold and funny star back on our TV screens again soon!