Victoria Derbyshire diagnosed with breast cancer

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 August 2015


Victoria Derbyshire has revealed she's been diagnosed with breast cancer but plans to continue hosting her BBC current affairs show as often as possible

Victoria Derbyshire has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The 46-year-old journalist took to her Twitter account yesterday (19.08.15) to reveal she is set to undergo a mastectomy in the near future after being diagnosed with the disease.

She wrote: "Hi, have been diagnosed with breast cancer & am having a mastectomy in a few wks. Family, friends, work & NHS staff are being brilliant (sic)."

The occasional 'Newsnight' presenter - whose self-titled current affairs show is broadcast on BBC Two and the BBC News channel - admitted she will continue to host the show as often as she can while she receives treatment.

She added: "Will be doing the programme as much as possible during treatment in the months ahead (sic)."

Victoria was a presenter on BBC Radio 5 Live for 16 years, departing in 2014 and previously hosted the Channel 4 sports chat show 'Sports Talk'.

A BBC spokesman 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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