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EXCLUSIVE: Barry Du Bois has got his sights set on the Senate

The Living Room host wants to make his mark for his kids.

By Wade Sellers
Barry Du Bois says that every time he visits the doctors, they tell him he has just years to live.
But that hasn't stopped him from running for a seat in the Senate, with The Living Room host telling Woman's Day there's much to be done before he leaves this world.
"I'm 61 years old, I've got two nine-year-old kids and every time I go to the doctors they tell me I'm going to die," he says.
"I've got a lot to do in a little bit of time, but I just want to make a difference."
The Living Room's Mr Fix-It is keen 
to repair our country. (Image: Instagram)
Baz, who was first diagnosed with bone marrow cancer in 2010, was forced to undergo chemotherapy again in 2017 when it returned as multiple myeloma.
But the TV star says he has a "10-year plan" if he was to be picked in the next federal election.
Barry wants a brighter future for his twins Arabella and Bennett. (Image: Instagram)
And while his campaign will focus on his unique charter – seven "Fair Go For All" pillars that include sustainability, commerce, culture, education, health, cohesion and transparency – his biggest motivator is to create a better world for his twins, Bennett 
and Arabella.
"All my kids care about is that they've got a better country when I'm gone than I had when I was here. But based on their current trajectory, they're not getting that," he warns.
"And let's not kid ourselves. 
I live with cancer and every day is important to me. But if I can last 10 years, I'll be happy to know that I've done everything I can for the future of this country and my children and the planet."
Vote one Barry! (Image: Instagram)
While running for Senate may seem like a pipe dream to some, Baz credits his wife Leonie 
and co-hosts Amanda Keller, 
Dr Chris Brown and Miguel Maestre for giving him the confidence to go for it.
"I'm in a very good position," he says.
"I've always backed myself, but I've been very lucky that I've had people that have supported me and loved me and are empathic towards 
my decisions."
Visit teambaz.com.au for more about Baz's campaign.

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