BBC News presenter George Alagiah takes break from TV for cancer treatment.

George Alahiah BBC News Presenter

BBC News presenter George Alagiah is taking time off TV for cancer treatment.

In a statement on Monday, his agent said: “George Alagiah, presenter of BBC News at Six, Britain’s most watched news programme, is to take a break from studio duties to deal with a further spread of cancer.”

George was first diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in April 2014 and again in December 2017. Last year, it had spread to his lungs, liver and lymph nodes, and he also contracted COVID-19.

He is due to undergo a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy over the next few months.

A BBC spokesperson said: “We are all wishing George well and look forward to seeing him back in the newsroom.”

Posted by Johnnie Larkin on Monday 18 October 2021
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