Gerry Anderson's comeback on hold
Gerry Anderson's re-emergence into public life is on hold again after an upcoming stage show was cancelled.
The veteran broadcaster was billed to perform in Newcastle, Co Down, on Saturday, with folk singer Sean Donnelly in what was thought to be his first work engagement since he stopped fronting his Radio Ulster show in December due to ill-health.
The Tall Tales And Short Songs show had raised hopes that Anderson could be returning to the BBC airwaves following his lengthy absence.
However, the Newcastle Summer Season website is now listing it as cancelled with no further explanation. It also offers an apology.
The Londonderry presenter's good friend and co-host Sean Coyle has been manning the mid-morning radio programme alone for the last nine months.
In February Coyle told listeners who rang into the Radio Ulster programme that Anderson had been in hospital but was "on the mend".