Mark Pilgrim

Mark Pilgrim is one of Mzansi’s most inspiring celebrities.
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‘Don’t stop believing’: 5 Reasons we love Mark Pilgrim

On or off the airwaves, Mark Pilgrim continues to inspire South Africans with his strong-willed character. Here’s why Mzansi adores him…

Mark Pilgrim

Mark Pilgrim is one of Mzansi’s most inspiring celebrities.
Images via Instagram

South Africans are rallying behind Mark Pilgrim, who is currently battling stage four lung cancer, showering him with prayers and inspirational messages.

And it’s clear that the love he is receiving is the same that he has given his fans over the years as on Mzansi’s prolific radio and TV presenters.

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He’s a fighter

Mark is the epitome of a fighter – bravely tackling cancer for the second time in his life. Despite his health prognosis, the star always has a smile on his face and a positive message to share.

“Don’t stop believing” is just one of his popular phrases he lives by.

He has a silly sense of humour

Mark Pilgrim has the ability to make light of difficult situations and poke fun at himself. Like this hospital experience below, for example…

He’s a hands-on dad!

Mark has two daughters from a previous relationship: Tayla-Jean and Alyssa. When he’s not undergoing intensive cancer treatment, he’s spending every moment of his time with them.

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He loves passionately

Mark Pilgrim may have a divorce behind him, but that has not stopped him from opening up his heart again. The Hot 102.7 host and his fiancee Adrienne Watkins are now planning their wedding.

He’s a people person

As one of South Africa’s most loved radio personalities, Mark has mastered the art of making every person feel like they matter.

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