TV star Deborah Meaden was diagnosed with skin cancer after her make-up artist saw a rogue spot.

But the Dragons’ Den businesswoman, 63, says she ignored it at first.

She later got treatment for squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common skin cancer.

Strictly star Deborah told The Sun on Sunday: “My make-up artist in Dragons’ Den told me I had this little persistent white spot on my face.

“I ignored it for a bit, she said, ‘It’s still there’.”

She sent a picture to a dermatologist and had a patch of skin removed.

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Deborah, speaking at the National Cat Awards in London, said: “It was something which can turn nasty. It wasn’t what I expected at all.

“I was looking for moles, I checked myself.

“It’s important that people are aware.”

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