Top BBC journalist Marr leaves hospital after stroke

1st March 2013, Comments 0 comments

Leading BBC journalist Andrew Marr has left a London hospital two months after suffering a stroke, the corporation said on Friday.

A spokeswoman for the BBC, the world's largest broadcaster, said the 53-year-old presenter would return to work later this year following physiotherapy.

"Andrew Marr left hospital earlier on today and continues his rehabilitation at home with his family," the spokeswoman said.

Marr, one of the BBC's best known faces, was taken to hospital on January 8 after suffering the stroke.

His radio show "Start The Week" and television programme "The Andrew Marr Show", which sees him grill politicians every Sunday, have been presented by other journalists in his absence.

Marr climbed the journalistic ranks as a newspaper reporter, editing the left-leaning Independent for two years from 1996 before working as the BBC's political editor between 2000 and 2005.

© 2013 AFP

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