Nadia Sawalha’s extremely intimate video was shared on Friday’s Loose Women in a bid to encourage other women to go for their smear tests.
Showing there is nothing to be nervous about, she bravely filmed the whole process from her doctor’s bed side.
Quizzed by her GP Dr Phillippa Kay, the 54-year-old admitted that she was a year late for her cervical smear.
Although the bubbly presenter was glad to hear, saying: “This is actually good news. When we were first talking about it, I rang my doctors.
“Turns out after menopause you only need to get it done every five years so I am only one year late.”
Getting playful, she joked: “Yes [I’ve emptied my bladder], let’s do it kids.”
With Nadia laying on the bed, showing the whole thing, the video diary was informative and thorough with the doctor holding up all the instruments used, even holding up Nadia’s swab ahead of the test.
Trying to prove to viewers that the procedure wasn’t a big deal, she said: “Have you done it? Is that it? How easy it is. It just takes seconds. I got my tests and I’m clear.
“It is not that worrying, just get it done and out the way.”
A smear test, or cervical screening, checks the health of your cervix, looking for abnormal changes of the cells that could potentially turn into cervical cancer.
The number of women regularly attending their smears tests has plummeted to an all-time low since smear test records began in 1995.
It has been revealed that at least one in four women in the UK are late for having their test done by doctors.
So the Loose Women panel have launched a #FaceYourSmear campaign in order to encourage women to go and get it done.