Bill Turnbull says he has 'good days and bad days' amid cancer battle

Bill Turnbull has delivered an update on his health as he continues to battle prostate cancer.

The presenter appeared on Good Morning Britain on Thursday for a chat with former BBC Breakfast colleague Susanna Reid along with Piers Morgan.

Morgan, 55, asked how Turnbull, 64, was doing as he has been shielding due to his vulnerability to the coronavirus.

He replied: "Oh, I'm OK. Good days and bad days and that sort of thing."

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh meet Bill Turnbull during the annual Civil Service Awards Reception at Buckingham Palace.
Undated BBC handout photo of BBC Breakfast presenters past and present celebrating the programme's 25th Anniversary, including (Left to Right) Angela Rippon, Francis Wilson, Chris Hollins, Glyn Christian, Selena Scott, Sue Cook, Sian Williams, Mike Smith and Bill Turnbull.
Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams attending the 2008 The TRIC Awards, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.
Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams arriving at the TRIC Awards 2011, Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
The BBC Breakfast team, including Bill Turnbull (back, left), Helen Willetts (back, second left), Dermot Murnaghan (second right) and Sian Williams (right), who received the Best Daytime TV award, presented by Adele Silva (front, left) and Roxanne Pallett (front, right), during the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards, at Grosvenor House, central London, Tuesday 7 March 2006. The awards honour performers and programmes and are voted for by radio and television personnel. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA
(left to right) Charlie Stayt, Carol Kirkwood, Bill Turnbull, Simon Jack, Louise Minchin and Chris Hollins with the award for 'Best TV Daytime Programme' at the TRIC (Television and Radio Industries Club) Annual Awards, at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams, with her Newscaster/Reporter of the Year Award, at the TRIC Awards, at Grosvenor House hotel on Park Lane, central London.
BBC Newsreader Bill Turnbull poses with The Stig before testing his driving skills in a BBC Children in Need edition of Top Gear's "Star in a reasonably priced car".
EMBARGOED UNTIL 0001 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2 BBC Newsreader Bill Turnbull after testing his driving skills in a BBC Children in Need edition of Top Gear's "Star in a reasonably priced car".
Louise Minchin, Bill Turnbull and Sally Nugent attending the 2015 TRIC Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Bill Turnbull (right) is introduced as a new presenter on Classic FM during Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Bill Turnbull supporting Global's Make Some Noise Day â the charity set up by Global, the media and entertainment group, to help disadvantaged youngsters across the UK, at Global Radio, London.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland alongside The President of Ireland Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina as they pose for a photograph alongside l-r Aled Jones, Margherita Taylor, John Suchet, Myleene Klass, Bill Turnbull, Alan Titchmarsh and Nick Owen as they attend Classic FM's 25th anniversary recital at Dumfries House in Cumnock.
Bill Turnbull (left) in the stands during the Emirates FA Cup, Third Round match at Adams Park, Wycombe.
Classic FM presenters (l-r) Bill Turnbull, Myleene Klass, Nick Owen, Alan Titchmarsh, Aled Jones, Anne-Marie Minhall, and Margherita Taylor pictured during Classic FM�s 25th Birthday Celebration at Dumfries House, Scotland. The event included a recital held in the presence of His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. Picture date: Wednesday September 6th, 2017. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.
Bill Turnbull presents on stage with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra during Classic FM's 25th Birthday concert at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Classic FM launched 25 years ago today and is now the UK's most popular classical music station. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 7, 2017. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cornwall walks with the event host, the radio and television presenter Bill Turnbull as she attends the Bees for Development biennial Bee Garden Party at Marlborough House, London.
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"I'm very much helped by the fact that I still work, do my show for Classic FM - Saturdays and Sundays, Piers, 10 til 1," he added.

Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid worked together on 'BBC Breakfast' before she moved to 'GMB'. (Photo by Jeff Overs/BBC News & Current Affairs via Getty Images)

Turnbull went on to promote his Classic FM Pet Sounds show, a radio programme designed to help anxious pets cope with fireworks around Bonfire Night, leading Morgan to joke that he'd done "enough plugs".

The radio host was in good spirits on the programme as he was quick to call out Morgan when he said Reid, 49, had left Turnbull to join him on ITV.

"She didn't leave me to work with you. She left me to go to ITV and then you popped along to work with her, so let's get that straight," he said.

Turnbull was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017 and made his diagnosis public in 2018.

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Earlier this year, the father-of-three said he felt "calm" about the prospect of death and that he had developed "quite a healthy relationship" with it.

He shared he had been making preparations for his death, including parts of his funeral arrangements.

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Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish and TV presenter Susanna Reid during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London.
Susanna Reid and Ben Shepherd arrive at the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2018, at the Grosvenor Hotel, London. Picture date: Monday 29th October 2018. Photo credit should read: David Jensen/ EMPICS Entertainment
Susanna Reid attending the ITV Palooza held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.
File photo dated 22/01/19 of Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid, who says she is "very happy" in her relationship with Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish.
Susanna Reid attending the National Television Awards 2019 held at the O2 Arena, London.
File photo dated 14/12/16 of Susanna Reid, who has been teased by Piers Morgan about her new romance after she was pictured with her football chairman boyfriend Steve Parish.
Susanna Reid arrives at the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2018, at the Grosvenor Hotel, London. Picture date: Monday 29th October 2018. Photo credit should read: David Jensen/ EMPICS Entertainment
File photo dated 16/10/18 of Susanna Reid, who has said that she is "back in the game" after returning to the dating scene, and she is looking to Love Island for romantic inspiration.
Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid attend ITV Palooza!, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London. Tuesday October 16th, 2018.
Susanna Reid attending the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 at the Tate Modern, London. Picture credit should read: Doug Peters/Empics
TV presenter Susanna Reid poses during ladies day of the 2018 Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom.
Left to right, Kate Garraway, Susanna Reid, Ranvir Singh and Charlotte Hawkins attending The Pride of Britain Awards 2017, at Grosvenor House, Park Street, London. Picture Date: Monday 30 October. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Susanna Reid arriving for the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in Association with Hugo Boss held at The Tate Modern in London.
Celia Walden, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid arriving for the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in Association with Hugo Boss held at The Tate Modern in London.
Susanna Reid attending Good Morning Britain's Health Star Awards, held at the Rosewood Hotel in London.
Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid arriving at the National Television Awards 2017, held at The O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: 25th January, 2017. See PA Story SHOWBIZ NTAs. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Susanna Reid arriving at the Sun Military Awards, at the Guildhall, London.
Charlotte Hawkins, Ranvir Singh, Susanna Reid, Kate Garraway and Laura Tobin attending the ITV Gala at the London Palladium.
Susanna Reid attending the Frost Summer Party Fundraiser, in aid of the Miles Frost Fund and in partnership with the British Heart Foundation, at Burton Court, in London.
Susanna Reid attending the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2016, Berkeley Square, London. Picture credit should read Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Susanna Reid attending the Frost Summer Party Fundraiser, in aid of the Miles Frost Fund and in partnership with the British Heart Foundation, at Burton Court, in London.
Susanna Reid and Kate Garraway arriving at the Good Morning Britain Health Star Awards, London Hilton Hotel. Picture Credit: Doug Peters EMPICS Entertainment
Susanna Reid arriving at the Good Morning Britain's Health Star Awards at the London Hilton on Park Lane, London.
Susanna Reid arriving for the 2016 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 24, 2016. See PA story SHOWBIZ Brits. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Will Smith and Susanna Reid attending a screening of the new film Concussion at the Ham Yard Hotel in London.
Susanna Reid attending the National Television Awards 2016 at the O2 Arena, London. Copyright Doug Peters EMPICS Entertainment
The Prince of Wales talking with TV presenter Susanna Reid during a visit to the Step Up To Serve charity and the #iwill campaign at the Wayra Academy in London, on the campaign's second anniversary.
David Walliams and Susanna Reid attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, London.
Susanna Reid attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, London.
Sir Bruce Forsyth is interviewed by Susanna Reid at the Radio Times Festival on the Green at Hampton Court Palace in London.
Susanna Reid arriving at the 2015 TV Choice Awards, The Park Lane Hilton, London.
Susanna Reid arriving at the 2015 TV Choice Awards, The Park Lane Hilton, London.
Susanna Reid attending Lorraine's High Street Fashion Awards, at the Connaught Rooms in London
Susanna Reid during a photocall at The Specsavers National Book Awards at The Foreign Office, London.
Susanna Reid arriving at the Pride of Britain Awards 2014, Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Tom Cruise and Susanna Reid arriving at the Edge of Tomorrow World Premiere, BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London.
Tom Cruise and Susanna Reid arriving at the Edge of Tomorrow World Premiere, BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London.
Susanna Reid at the Garden for First Touch at St George's, during the press day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, London.
Susanna Reid arriving at the 2014 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London.
Susanna Reid arriving for the 2014 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London.
Susanna Reid and Kevin Clifton during a press call for the UK Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2014 starting in Birmingham on Friday at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham.
Susanna Reid and Kevin Clifton during a press call for the UK Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2014 starting in Birmingham on Friday at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham.
(Left to right) Natalie Gumede, Abbey Clancy and Susanna Reid during a press call for the UK Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2014 starting in Birmingham on Friday at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham.
Embargoed to 0001 Monday December 16. Susanna Reid wearing her favourite dress from the current series of Strictly Come Dancing, with her dance partner Kevin Clifton at Elstree Studios, London.
Embargoed to 0001 Monday December 16. Susanna Reid wearing her favourite dress from the current series of Strictly Come Dancing, at Elstree Studios, London.
Susanna Reid and Kevin Clifton rehearse for the Strictly Come Dancing semi-finals at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire.
Susanna Reid and Kevin Clifton rehearse for the Strictly Come Dancing semi-finals at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire.
Susanna Reid arriving for the Strictly Come Dancing Photocall at Elstree Studios, London.
Sian Williams (centre) poses with colleagues Sophie Raworth (right) and Susanna Reid during the Virgin London Marathon in London.
Charlie Stayt and Susanna Reid arriving for the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards, at Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, central London.
Susanna Reid attending Red's Hot Women Awards in association with euphoria Calvin Klein, at the St Pancras Chambers in central London.
Susanna Reid and Fiona Bruce during the BBC Children In Need Appeal 2010, at the BBC Television Centre, Wood Lane, London.
(Left to right) Susanna Reid, Fiona Bruce, Kate Silverton and Sophie Raworth during the BBC Children In Need Appeal 2010, at the BBC Television Centre, Wood Lane, London.
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