World at One's Nick Clarke has cancer

BBC Radio 4 World at One presenter Nick Clarke has been diagnosed with cancer.
Helen Boaden, director of BBC News, said today:
“We have learned that Nick Clarke, presenter of The World At One on
Radio 4, has been diagnosed with cancer.
“We’re very sorry indeed to
hear this news and send him and his family our very best wishes for a
swift and successful recovery.
“Nick will be undergoing surgery which
will involve the loss of a leg, but the prognosis is good and Nick
plans to be back on The World at One in the summer.
“In the meantime
the programme will be presented by Shaun Ley.
“We would ask everyone
now to respect Nick’s privacy – and that of his family – and to direct
any further inquiries to the BBC.”
Clarke, 57, wrote a best-selling
biography of Alistair Cooke, he regularly chairs Radio Four’s Round
Britain Quiz, chairs Any Questions and has presented Business Breakfast
on BBC One.


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