Andrew Marr has said that Nick Robinson will host his politics show this Sunday following the death of his father.
The 60-year-old was due to interview guests including Health Secretary Matt Hancock, shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth, actress Kristin Scott Thomas and theatre director Sir Nicholas Hytner.
Good luck and thanks Nick Robinson for taking over Sundayâs show. My lovely dad has just died and I am out of action— Andrew Marr (@AndrewMarr9) June 19, 2020
He announced the news on Twitter, writing: “Good luck and thanks Nick Robinson for taking over Sunday’s show. My lovely dad has just died and I am out of action.”
A number of journalists, broadcasters and politicians sent message of support and condolences.
#marr this Sunday with @bbcnickrobinson@MattHancock and @JonAshworth— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) June 19, 2020
Professor Peter Piot@ONS National Statistician, Sir Ian Diamond
Kristin Scott Thomas & Sir Nicholas Hytner
News review: @Laura_K_Hughes & @BBCHughPym
📺 9am @BBCOne pic.twitter.com/VG0Oezy2n4
BBC Breakfast host Naga Munchetty said: “Sending love and condolences.”
Former Conservative minister Damian Green added: “So sad to hear. Condolences to your family.”
The Andrew Marr Show airs at 9am on Sunday on BBC One.