The news is emerging that BBC political heavy hitter Andrew Marr has suffered a stroke. In a statement released at ten to seven this evening the BBC say:
“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.”
Andrew Marr is one of the great political journalists, and I hope he makes a full and speedy recovery.