British actor Leslie Phillips has cancelled his honeymoon after doctors booked him in for surgery to remove a growth from his nose.

The Carry On star, 89, married social worker Zara Carr in London on Friday (20Dec13) but has now revealed their post-wedding vacation was called off so medics could investigate a large facial lump.

Phillips is preparing to undergo surgery to remove the growth, but is relieved after medics discovered it to be non-cancerous.

He tells Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper, "We won't be going straight away because I'll be in hospital. I have to get this thing removed. Thank God, it isn't cancer. It just looks rather awful at the moment but I am getting that sorted. We have been for all the appointments and the next part will be in a couple of weeks."

The couple will jet off for a sunshine break in Ibiza, Spain after the operation.

He adds, "I own a house in Ibiza where we will go. That will be the honeymoon really."