Cold Feet viewers left in tears during season nine premiere as Jenny undergoes chemotherapy

Cold Feet viewers left in tears during season nine premiere as Jenny undergoes chemotherapy following breast cancer diagnosis

Cold Feet fans were left in tears at Fay Ripley’s performance during the season nine premiere on Monday. 

Viewers took to Twitter in their droves to praise the actress as she portrayed Jenny’s battle with breast cancer, after she received the shock diagnosis last series.  

The opener showed Jenny sitting at her vanity table and removing her wig to show her thinning hair as a result of going through chemotherapy. 

Emotional scenes: Cold Feet fans were left in tears at Fay Ripley’s performance during the season nine premiere on Monday

Emotional fans penned: ‘Fay Ripley is delivering a tour de force here.’; ‘That just broke my heart a little. #ColdFeet. Gorgeous performance from @FayRipley then’; ‘One mirror, One Fay Ripley, 30 seconds of brilliance’.

‘so glad #ColdFeet is back, one of my favourite programs. @FayRipley deserves an award for her performance.’; ‘Really pleased #ColdFeet didn’t go with a fully bald head and instead reflected the reality for many people doing chemo. Brilliant performance from @FayRipley

‘Love #ColdFeet & love @FayRipley. We shouldn’t be shy of talking #cancer even if sometimes it can feel a bit too close to home…’; ‘Emotional performance by @FayRipley in #ColdFeet tonight. Fantastic job by all actors as always. Cold Feet is top of its game!

‘#ColdFeet made me cry before the first ad break’; ’30 minutes in and tears x 3 #ColdFeet’; ‘#ColdFeet making tears happen already!; ‘ Wow that didn’t take long #tears #ColdFeet @FayRipley you are amazing’. 

Honest: The opener showed Jenny sitting at her vanity table and removing her wig to show her thinning hair as a result of going through chemotherapy

Honest: The opener showed Jenny sitting at her vanity table and removing her wig to show her thinning hair as a result of going through chemotherapy

Heartbreaking: Viewers took to Twitter in their droves to praise the actress as she portrayed Jenny's battle with breast cancer, after she received the shock diagnosis last series

Heartbreaking: Viewers took to Twitter in their droves to praise the actress as she portrayed Jenny’s battle with breast cancer, after she received the shock diagnosis last series

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News about the storyline, Fay previously explained: ‘Sadly my preparation was that loads of my close friends and family have been through it. I was fully prepared I’m sorry to say. 

‘Probably ten years ago I would have had to say, who do I know? But now there are loads of people I can ring and ask, what does this feel like? What does somebody do at this point?’ 

She added: ‘Jen’s journey is continuing, because as with real life, it doesn’t just end. When you’re in recovery there are other things that need to be done – the kids still need to go to school, the car goes in for a service, life goes on.’   

New side: Fay has been playing the hilariously blunt but fiercely loving Jenny since Cold Feet began in 1997, but fans have now seen a different side to her character

Helpful: Fay's storyline has inspired viewers to check themselves for cancer symptoms

New side: Fay has been playing the hilariously blunt but fiercely loving Jenny since Cold Feet began in 1997, but fans have now seen a different side to her character

Fay has been playing the hilariously blunt but fiercely loving Jenny since Cold Feet began in 1997, but fans have now seen a different side to her character.

Speaking to The Mail On Sunday’s Event Magazine, she revealed: ‘Hundreds of people have told me they checked their own bodies after watching and wouldn’t have discovered what was going on with them if not for Jenny.

‘I’m no doctor, but I do think lives have been saved. That is brilliant, because most of the time as an actor, you feel like you are just a silly old clown.’ 

But fans of the show had better savour every moment, because writer Mike Bullen recently revealed this series may be the last, stating: ‘We are going to rest the series. We’re not doing one next year. I want to take a break.’

Cold Feet airs on Mondays at 9pm on ITV

Coming to an end? Fans of the show had better savour every moment, because writer Mike Bullen recently revealed this series may be the last

Coming to an end? Fans of the show had better savour every moment, because writer Mike Bullen recently revealed this series may be the last

 

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