Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield sent a sweet message to Julia Bradbury on Tuesday's This Morning after she underwent a mastectomy earlier this week amid her breast cancer diagnosis.

Talking on the ITV chatshow, Holly, 40, and Phillip, 59, sent "all their love" to the Countryfile star, 51, as they told her to "rest up" following her operation.

Holly said: "Before we move onto our health story today we wanted to send our best wishes to Julia Bradbury."

With Phillip continuing: "Yes, yesterday she completed her mastectomy and is now recovering. We loved seeing her in our forest just before she went off, so we're looking forward to seeing her again and we are sending Julia all of our love."

To which Holly added: "Yeah, rest up you, and look after yourself."

It comes after Countryfile star Julia gave her followers an update on Monday following her mastectomy operation amid her breast cancer diagnosis.

The 51 year old posted from her hospital bed as she admitted that the procedure was "brutal" and that the "anxiety" leading up to the surgery was "overwhelming".

Posting a picture of herself in a hospital bed, Julia penned: "I'm out of surgery. These will be my new companions for the coming weeks & months.

"I need a drain to channel surplus blood from the surgery & I have to wear a special post- breast surgery/mastectomy designed bra for the next 6 weeks to protect my upper body post-op. (This one is by @theyahealthcare – made of bamboo fibres). *

"The marks on my chest are markers for my surgeon to follow during the op. I've now joined a sadly ever- growing club. Around 18,000 mastectomies are performed on the NHS in England every year. That's up 50% in the past 10 years. (Roughly 100,000 women have a mastectomy in the U.S. every year.)

"Since the 90's breast carcinoma in situ (the type of cancer I was diagnosed with) has tripled in women & doubled in men. One person every 10 minutes gets diagnosed with breast cancer."

Julia admitted that she felt "relief" now the operation was over and that she is sad that such a "brutal treatment" is necessary.

She continued: "I feel relief that the operation is over. The anxiety leading up to it was overwhelming. I feel sad that such a brutal treatment is necessary in so many breast cancer cases, but I choose life.

"I will do anything I can to live to see my children grow up & if this was happening to any other member of my family, or them, I would swap places in a heartbeat.

"I will follow Walt Whitman's advice: "Keep your face always toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you." To all you warrior women (& men) out there, I send my love. I'll hold a little of my strength to get through the next few weeks & months. Namaste."

Julia concluded: "The sacred in me recognizes the sacred in you. #breastcancerawaress #mastectomy #cancer #walking #mentalhealth.

"For amazing help & support please go to @breastcancernow @pinkribbonfoundation @preventbreastcancer @oriordanliz @CR_UK To get involved in some #breastcancerawareness walks head to: www.theoutdoorguide.co.uk For bras also check out: @theyahealthcare @reco_heart + @pinkribbonlingerie."

The star received a rush of support from her 133,000 followers, with many calling her an "inspiration" and praising her for continually raising breast cancer awareness.

It comes after Julia took to her social media last week ahead of the operation to post a topless photo of herself as she marked her "last walk in this body".

Writing a candid caption alongside her snap on Friday, the television star penned: "I'm going for my last walk in this body. I'm going for my last walk with these boobs.

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"One of the the best bits of advice I've received in the weeks of my breast cancer diagnosis (thank you) .. is to say goodbye to my breast and to thank my body for all the sustenance, joy & life it has given me.

"Goodbye left boob.. I've breastfed my children with you, I've jumped into the sea with you, I've walked thousands of miles with you. And you've given me (and some others) pleasure along the way.

"Now it's time to make way for something new. Thank you ALL for your love & support. See you on the other side. Check yourselves! And take care of your bodies. #breastcancerawareness Julia X."

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