Victoria Derbyshire diagnosed with breast cancer
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."