“Cancer hits one in two, which is just horrendous,” the ITV soap star said.
“I think that’s a lot to do with how we are treating the planet.
“We’ve mistreated the planet and this is nature’s payback,” she told OK! magazine.
“We’re not doing ourselves any good – says she who drinks and smokes – but we’ve all got to play our part in this and it becomes very poignant when you lose a good friend,” she went on to say.