BBC Radio 4 presenter Andrew Marr is currently recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke, the BBC has said in a statement.
Andrew hosts Start The Week on Radio 4 and The Andrew Marr Show on BBC TV, which will both continue to air with guest presenters.
The BBC confirmed: “Andrew Marr was taken ill yesterday and taken to hospital. 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.
“We will continue to broadcast The Andrew Marr Show and Radio 4’s Start The Week with guest presenters in his absence. His colleagues and the whole BBC wish him a speedy recovery.”
Acting Director-General, Tim Davie, said: “I am very sorry to hear the news about Andrew. I wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back at the BBC soon.”
Andrew’s media career is mostly with newspapers and joined the BBC as Political Editor in May 2000. He has presented his weekly radio programme, which airs on a Monday, since 2002.