Rylan admits to having cameras in mum Lindas home following bowel surgeries

Rylan has revealed that he had cameras in his mum Linda's house after she had bowel surgeries.

The 33 year old presenter's mother Linda, 69, suffers from Crohn's disease and has had surgery to remove parts of her bowel, leaving her with only 70cm of her bowel left.

Linda also has a stoma bag, which collects fecal matter from the digestive tract.

Speaking about his worried over his mum, Rylan told the Mirror: "I’ve got cameras in Mum’s house, so I can see her and make sure she’s OK.

"That’s why we agreed to do Gogglebox, because my mum feels comfortable and it’s at my house. She’s not physically doing anything, she’s just sat on my sofa."

Rylan and Linda have appeared on Channel 4's Gogglebox alongside each other.


Speaking about her illness, which she has had since she was 30, Linda said: "I'm not well a lot of the time. I have nurses come round every morning and evening to give me a special feed.

"I’ve had Crohn’s since I was 30 and used to be in so much pain I’d be crying all the time. It was unbearable – I felt like I wanted to get a knife and punch my stomach open. I’ve had three major bowel operations, and with the last one I got a stoma bag.

"Now I don’t have pain, which is a relief, but I’ve got to have nutrition put in me. Everything goes straight through where I’ve hardly got any bowel left."

Chron's Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes the gut to become inflamed.

The symptoms can include diarrhoea, stomach aches and cramps, and blood in poo.

Described as a chronic illness, Crohn's Disease is long-term and there is currently no cure. However, medicine and surgery can be used to treat the symptoms.

Explaining how the illness impacts her quality of life, Linda added: "I’ve only got 70cm of bowel now, so if I have a drink of water I’ve got to empty the stoma straight away. My life is in the bathroom.

"I don’t know how long it will be until the doctors can’t do any more. I feel alright, but I get down because I can’t go out and I can’t do what I want to do."

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