The big fella today undergoes surgery for bowel cancer having been told by specialists that all will be well.
Typically, ever-optimistic Phil made it clear he will be ready to talk about how he is feeling and how things went tomorrow (Wed).
Speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh he said: “I’ve been assured there is no spread of the cancer and that the surgery will deal with it once and for all.
“Please let everybody know that I am fully confident of a total recovery and thank everybody for their messages of goodwill. I’m very grateful.”
We will hope to bring you regular updates on the big fella’s progress.