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The Project’s Peter Helliar reveals he’s had a skin cancer scare

The Project’s Peter Helliar reveals he’s had a skin cancer scare as he fronts the show with a plaster on his face – and says he was encouraged to get checked by Hugh Jackman

Peter Helliar has revealed that he’s undergoing testing for skin cancer. 

The Project host appeared on the new episode on Monday sporting a plaster on his face. 

The comedian, 46, told his co-stars that he was having an issue investigated and was inspired by Hugh Jackman, who is an outspoken advocate for skin cancer checks and on Sunday updated fans on his own progress following a biopsy. 

Skin issues: Peter Helliar (pictured) has revealed that he’s undergoing testing for skin cancer. The Project host appeared on the new episode on Monday sporting a plaster on his face

‘It is Hugh Jackman’s fault!’ Peter said with a laugh. ‘He posted something about getting his skin checked. 

‘He found a couple of things, I did the same, they found a few things. They are having a closer look and will find out soon.’ 

Peter went on to encourage viewers to check their own skin despite the lockdowns.  

His fault: The comedian, 46, told his co-stars that he was having an issue investigated and was inspired by Hugh Jackman, who is an outspoken advocate for skin cancer checks

His fault: The comedian, 46, told his co-stars that he was having an issue investigated and was inspired by Hugh Jackman, who is an outspoken advocate for skin cancer checks 

‘It is important to stay on top of the things you should stay on top of. Don’t put things off because we are going through a pandemic,’ he said. 

It comes after Hugh let fans know he had an inconclusive result following a biopsy on his face, revealing the worst it could be is Basel Cell Carcinoma (BCC).

A casual sounding Hugh, 52, was shown with a small bandage over his nose after he updated fans on Instagram on Sunday. 

Concerns: It comes after Hugh (pictured) let fans know he had an inconclusive result following a biopsy on his face, revealing the worst it could be is Basel Cell Carcinoma (BCC)

 Concerns: It comes after Hugh (pictured) let fans know he had an inconclusive result following a biopsy on his face, revealing the worst it could be is Basel Cell Carcinoma (BCC)

‘It actually came back inconclusive which means they didn’t take enough because I am about to start filming so we didn’t want to go too deep,’ he said. 

The Australian film star said his doctors were relaxed about the procedure with them not fearing anything life threatening.    

‘I know I’m repeating myself and will probably not stop… please get skin checks and wear sunscreen. If by posting about this I remind one person to go see their dermatologist – I’m happy,’ he said.  

Checks: 'Please get skin checks and wear sunscreen. If by posting about this I remind one person to go see their dermatologist - I'm happy,' he said

Checks: ‘Please get skin checks and wear sunscreen. If by posting about this I remind one person to go see their dermatologist – I’m happy,’ he said

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