Ted Robbins off-air after collapsing on stage

Broadcaster and comedian Ted Robbins will miss his regular BBC Radio Lancashire Sunday show today after being taken ill last night.

He collapsed on stage in front of 20 thousand people during the first night of the Phoenix Nights Live gig, where the cast of the show have reunited for 15 special Comic Relief shows. Ted played Den Perry in TV series from 2001 and 2002.

The show was in the first 10 minutes of the second half when Ted stood back, held his chest and fell to the stage floor. Reports on Twitter suggest there was confusion over whether it was part of the show but soon the curtains closed and an announcement was made to say the show had been cancelled for the night.

Ted’s Sunday morning show on BBC Radio Lancashire offers “Sunday morning fun, frolics and showbiz glitz” – he’s been a regular on the station for many years and previously hosted the weekday morning slot. Glen Hunt will cover the programme today.

Manchester Arena says he was taken to hospital and is now in a stable condition.

Friends and colleagues offered their best wishes on Twitter to the presenter, but sadly ITV News tweeted a photo of LBC’s Nick Ferrari when reporting on the news.

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Posted on Sunday, February 1st, 2015 at 12:04 pm by RadioToday

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