A dad who achieved fame as a bailiff on Channel 5’s Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! has been handed a ‘death sentence’ unless a donor can be found to rescue him from a terminal blood cancer. Delroy Anglin, who reached unexpected stardom on the show, has been stricken by an aggressive form of leukaemia which ravages the blood and bones of its sufferers.

The dad-of-six was confined to a hospital bed while undergoing chemotherapy and Delroy, 56, desperately needs a bone marrow transplant so he can beat the debilitating disease. However, it’s proven difficult to find a matching donor because of his minority background, and he has suffered for months since first hearing the news of his deadly illness.

Delroy, from Croydon, told the Croydon Advertiser: “You feel as if someone has pronounced a death sentence. Life changed in an instant. When they tell you, you’re just hoping someone has made a mistake, but they haven’t. At the end of the day, unless somebody says differently – I’m terminal.”