BBC presenter Andrew Marr hospitalised by stroke

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By John Glenday, Reporter

January 10, 2013 | 1 min read

Andrew Marr, Glaswegian presenter of the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, has been hospitalised following a stroke the BBC has revealed.

In a statement the broadcaster said that their journalist had been taken ill on Tuesday but that his various roles, including Radio 4’s Start the Week, would be filled by guest presenters.

The BBC statement read: “The hospital confirmed he has had a stroke. His doctors say he is responding to treatment. His family have asked for their privacy to be respected as he recovers.

"His colleagues and the whole BBC wish him a speedy recovery."

Marr has trodden a high flying career path in journalism since joining the Scotsman newspaper in 1981, he went on to help launch the Independent in 1986 and joined the BBC as political editor in May 2000.

Colleagues and guests were quick to offer their well wishes with fellow BBC politics presenter Andrew Neil writing: "Very distressed to hear news about Andrew Marr. Best wishes for full and speedy recovery."

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