Celebrity Apprentice Australia’s Darren McMullen receives devastating family news: ‘It’s cancer’

Darren McMullen receives devastating family news while filming Celebrity Apprentice Australia: ‘It’s cancer’

Darren McMullen was brought to tears on Tuesday’s episode of Celebrity Apprentice Australia after receiving some devastating family news.

The heartbreaking moment occurred during a challenge in which the contestants had to run their own pet photography company.

In a cruel twist of fate, television host Darren, 40, received a phone call informing him that his dog Mac had been diagnosed with cancer.

Darren McMullen, 40, was brought to tears on Tuesday’s episode of Celebrity Apprentice Australia after learning his dog Mac had been diagnosed with cancer

‘This is a tough one for me. I had some bad news about my doggy, ‘Darren told guest star Janine Allis.

‘Just out of nowhere something blew up in his mouth and it was cancer. They wanted to put him down but I said, “Absolutely not. I need a second opinion,” ‘he said, tears welling in his eyes.

Darren told Janine he’d owned Mac for 12 years and considered him ‘part of the family’.

'This is a tough one for me.  I had some bad news about my doggy, 'Darren told Janine Allis (left)

‘This is a tough one for me. I had some bad news about my doggy, ‘Darren told Janine Allis (left)

Despite the tragic news, Darren bravely continued with the challenge.

‘It’s pretty awful. [This challenge] is a tough task for me. At the same time, I do love animals and I just kind of have to channel that and do the best I can to help my team win, ‘he said.

Darren’s perseverance paid off, as he avoided elimination during the board meeting, with Lord Alan Sugar praising his ‘outstanding’ salesmanship.

Fortunately, Mac’s health has improved since the episode was filmed.

'Just out of nowhere something blew up in his mouth and it was cancer.  They wanted to put him down but I said,

‘Just out of nowhere something blew up in his mouth and it was cancer. They wanted to put him down but I said, “Absolutely not. I need a second opinion,” ‘he said, tears welling in his eyes

Posting to Instagram shortly after Tuesday’s episode aired, Darren shared a photo of his dog and confirmed he was on the mend.

‘Thank you to everyone that reached out after watching Celeb Apprentice tonight,’ he wrote.

‘This is Mac, he’s doing okay. He had radiation treatment and responded well to it. We’re all crossing our fingers he gets out the other side cancer free. ‘

Posting to Instagram shortly after Tuesday's episode aired, Darren shared this photo of Mac and confirmed he was on the mend

Posting to Instagram shortly after Tuesday’s episode aired, Darren shared this photo of Mac and confirmed he was on the mend

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