Kayleigh Duff, 23, who opened up about her rare liver cancer on British talk show “The Morning” earlier this year, told The Canterbury Times that a date with the 35-year-old ‘Dark Knight Rises’ star was in her wish list, the New York Daily News reported.

Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy. Pic/Santa Banta

Hardy’s fiancee’s sister, Charlotte Riley, was watching the program and helped to arrange a meeting, while Duff’s pal, Katie Birch, helped set up the secret date.

The duo had tea and scones together and the actor even bought a diamond necklace for Duff.  Duff said that she was shaking and nearly died when she saw the actor.

“I just thought we were having a day out in London,” she said. Duff, who has a 2-year-old son named Kai, was on a break for the chemotherapy treatments she is undergoing for tumors in her liver. ¬†