Exclusive: Annabel Croft says ‘I take every day as it comes’ as she opens up on ‘horrendous’ grief of losing husband Mel to cancer

Annabel Croft has opened up about dealing with the ‘horrendous’ grief of losing her husband Mel to cancer and shared how Strictly Come Dancing was “therapy” for her, in an exclusive interview for our April issue. 

The former tennis ace and TV presenter, 57, competed in the 2023 series of Strictly, partnering up with pro dancer Johannes Radebe and going on to reach the semi-final. But just months before her stint on the show, Annabel’s husband Mel Coleman died, aged 60, after a short battle with colon cancer.