BBC's Marr 'continuing to progress' after stroke
Friday 11 January 2013
Broadcaster Andrew Marr is conscious and “responding to medication” while “continuing to progress” as he recovers in hospital following a stroke, the BBC said.
The 53-year-old journalist and television presenter was taken ill on Tuesday.
A BBC spokesman said: "Andrew Marr is responding to medication and continuing to progress. He is conscious and eating. He and his family are touched by all the warm wishes and support flooding in."
The broadcaster is married to journalist Jackie Ashley and has three children.
Nick Robinson, the BBC's current political editor, tweeted: "Excellent news that Andy Marr is conscious and continuing to make progress after his stroke. All thoughts with him, Jackie and his family."
The corporation has said it will continue to broadcast The Andrew Marr Show and Radio 4's Start The Week with guest presenters in his absence.
James Landale will present The Andrew Marr Show this Sunday.
Marr is the corporation's former political editor.
He 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.
Migrants crossing the Mediterranean: Pope Francis joins calls for EU action on boat refugees
Yemen crisis: Meet the child soldiers who have forsaken books for Kalashnikovs
Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
Isis in Afghanistan: Group claims responsibility for Jalalabad suicide bombing that killed 35
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
£15000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This publishing company based i...
£30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: A highly successful, glo...
£25 - 30k + Benefits: Guru Careers: A Report Writer / Reporting Analyst is nee...
£24-30K + Excellent Benefits: Guru Careers: A German speaking Account Manager ...