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08th Nov 2017

We were all in floods over one little girl on The Secret Life of Four Year Olds

Victoria is a cancer survivor with an infectious spirit.

Anna O'Rourke

Admit it – you shed a tear.

Channel 4’s The Secret Life of Four Year Olds is back and as cute as ever.

The fly-on-the-wall series returned to our screens last night and one little girl in particular stole everyone’s heart.

Victoria is obsessed with parties – even more than the average little girl. She loves balloons and cake and wants to be a party planner when she grows up.

She’s also a cancer survivor. Doctors found a tumour in her bile duct when she was three and she was diagnosed with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer that only effects around 425 children worldwide each year.

Victoria underwent intensive treatment, including a new form of radiotherapy in the US. She finally went into remission earlier this year.

Her parents knew that the programme would be perfect for her.

“She’s such a people person that we knew she would love taking part in this show — and she absolutely did,” her mum Jennifer said.

“She was in and out of hospital for so long that almost a year of her childhood was taken away, so we wanted to do something to balance it out and give her a novel experience.”

Victoria’s maturity, positivity and infectious spirit shone through in last night’s episode and it’s safe to say there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.