‘My brother was the first person I told I had cancer’: Greg Wise’s late sister’s heartfelt words about actor proved their closeness before her death  

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  • Greg’s late sister Claire – who was a fan of disco music – died of cancer in 2016 at the age of 51
  • The 55-year-old Sense and Sensibility actor on Saturday performed a disco dance for ‘If You Can Read My Mind’ dedicated to his sister.
  • Check out the latest Strictly Come Dancing 2021 news here on the 30 judges, dancers and contestants of the series

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In a 2013 article for Granthshala’s You magazine, Strictly speaking star Greg Wise’s sister Claire — who lost her battle to cancer in 2016 — revealed that her actor brother was the first person to be diagnosed with the disease. Was.

Written three years before his tragic death, she explained that she called actor Greg “within seconds”, describing their sibling’s relationship as “incredibly close”.

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It comes after an emotional Greg shed tears as he dedicated his duet’s dance of choice to Claire on Saturday’s Strictly Come Dancing.

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Tough: Seriously star Greg Wise’s sister Claire — who lost her battle to cancer in 2016 — revealed that her actor brother was the first person he was diagnosed with the disease, according to Granthshala’s You Magazine in 2013. In an article for (featured in 2014)

The Sense and Sensibility actor, 55, danced with his partner Karen Hauer to a disco dance for If You Can Read My Mind by Ultra Nate, Amber and Jocelyn Enrique.

His late sister Claire – who was a fan of disco music – died at the age of 51. Documenting the first stages of her illness for you, she wrote: ‘I have been independent all my life and have done some very important things.

‘As a single woman, I am strong and capable and used to think on my feet, but when I left the clinic that day, I felt small – just like you do when you are younger and want your mother. Are – and very lonely.

‘However, within seconds, though I didn’t realize it, the circle of my strength was gathering around me. My brother Greg was the first person I called.

Emotional: Greg tears down Saturday's Strictly Come Dancing as Claire dedicates her pair's dance of choice

Emotional: Greg tears down Saturday’s Strictly Come Dancing as Claire dedicates her pair’s dance of choice

‘He and I are incredibly close. I am 18 months older than him, but most people assume that he is the eldest because he has always looked for me, even more so because we lost both our parents a few years ago.

‘ He answered his mobile while standing at the checkout in Sainsbury’s and after saying something I can’t repeat here, he told me that [his wife] Emma [Thompson] Was at home and I had to sit straight in the cab and go to him.

He also lauded actress sister-in-law Emma for her support, revealing that he welcomed her at the door ‘with a big vodka and tonic’ on the day of her diagnosis.

Memories: At a VT before the dance, Greg talks about his 'disco diva' sister and how he cared for her during her illness

Memories: At a VT before the dance, Greg talks about his ‘disco diva’ sister and how he cared for her during her illness

Family: His late sister Claire – who was a fan of disco music – died of cancer in 2016 at the age of 51 (pictured with Greg and his wife Emma Thompson)

Family: His late sister Claire – who was a fan of disco music – died of cancer in 2016 at the age of 51 (pictured with Greg and his wife Emma Thompson)

Speaking after the performance on Saturday, Greg looked overwhelmed with emotion as he told Claudia Winkleman: ‘The people who left us never left us, they come back, they come to visit us, we dance with them. can, and they leave again. That’s what it was about.

In a VT before the dance, Greg talked about his ‘disco diva’ sister and how he took care of her during her illness.

Greg recalled how Claire was first diagnosed with breast cancer and had ‘brutal’ chemotherapy treatment, but later learned she also had bone cancer.

Star: The Sense and Sensibility The 55-year-old actor danced a disco to If You Could Read My Mind by Ultra Nate, Amber and Jocelyn Enrique with his partner Karen Hauer.

Star: The Sense and Sensibility The 55-year-old actor danced a disco to If You Could Read My Mind by Ultra Nate, Amber and Jocelyn Enrique with his partner Karen Hauer.

He added: ‘Family is fantastically important to me. I feel very fortunate that we have molded Emma and I, a family over the years and an extremely important part of the family was my sister Claire.’

He continued: ‘It’s one of the hardest things to do when you’re with someone you love, looking at their pain and their fears and figuring out what you can do to ease it. Wat can be done.

‘I think my sister…

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