Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 23 October 2014

BBC presenter Marr leaves hospital

Andrew Marr has left hospital after suffering a stroke on January 8

Broadcaster Andrew Marr has left hospital almost two months after suffering a stroke.

The BBC said the presenter, who was taken ill on January 8, will continue his rehabilitation at home, where he will undergo a new physio regime.

The presenter, who has his own Sunday morning BBC1 show and is a familiar voice on Radio 4, is expected to return to work later this year.

A BBC spokeswoman said on Friday: "Andrew Marr left hospital earlier on today and continues his rehabilitation at home with his family.

"He says thank you to all the wonderful nurses, doctors and physiotherapists at Charing Cross hospital who have looked after him so well.

"He is looking forward to a new regime of physio at home as he prepares for his return to work later this year."

She added that Marr and his family hope people will allow him to "recover privately".

The broadcaster is married to journalist Jackie Ashley and has three children.

Marr, the corporation's former political editor, began his career as a newspaper reporter, becoming the editor of The Independent before turning to television.

He has also presented a number of history programmes along with his politics show and has had five books published.

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