BBC Two presenter Victoria Derbyshire diagnosed with breast cancer

BBC presenter and journalist Victoria Derbyshire has been diagnosed with breast cancer, the BBC reports.

The BBC Two and BBC News Channel presenter revealed her diagnosis and upcoming mastectomy on Twitter yesterday.

“Hi, have been diagnosed with breast cancer & am having a mastectomy in a few wks. Family, friends, work & NHS staff are being brilliant” said the 46-year-old journalist.

She also said she will continue with her BBC Two Victoria Derbyshire Show “as much as possible during the treatment in the months ahead”.

The Daily Mail and the Telegraph both featured the news on their front pages.

The BBC has said: “We wish Victoria a full and speedy recovery and look forward to having her back full-time on the programme as soon as possible.”

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