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Ashley Cain’s heartbreak as he’s told his baby daughter’s leukaemia has returned

ASHLEY Cain has revealed his heartbreak after being told his baby daughter's leukaemia has returned.

The Ex on the Beach star, 30, said he was "blindsided" by the news on the day Azaylia was supposed to be ringing the bell as she left hospital - marking a milestone in her treatment.

Posting an emotional message to update fans, Ashley said they had gone ahead with the bell-ringing to celebrate her battling against all odds - despite the bad news.

"Today was supposed to be a day of unquestionable happiness," said Ashley.

"However, it turned out like most days on this journey; A miracle blindsided by heartbreak!

"We got told a few days ago that’s Azaylia would be ringing the bell today and coming home with us, as a family to resume treatment 2 days per week as an outpatient.

"However, 10 minutes before the moment we have been praying for over the last 5 months... We got urgently informed that Azaylia’s leukemia had returned.

"We crumbled and cancelled the celebration as we felt broken and numb to the core before seeing her beautiful face telling us, the show must go on and us then realising how far our little girl has come and how much she deserves this moment.

"She has battled against the odds, she has overcome every obstacle in her path and she has done it all with remarkable spirit and the biggest smile on her face!"

He added: "For now we are enjoying precious moments at home until we return to hospital on Friday!

"Thank you for your support and please keep our beautiful daughter in your prayers!"

The former footballer welcomed little Azaylia Diamond with girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee in August.

In October he revealed she had been diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of leukaemia, which has come with many complications.

The devastated dad said: "Please say a prayer for my beautiful brave little girl Azaylia who is currently fighting a battle for her life!"

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