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BBC newsreader George Alagiah returns to News At Six after cancer recovery

The BBC newsreader George Alagiah (opens in new tab) has returned to TV after recovering from cancer.

George, the presenter of BBC One’s News at Six and GMT on BBC World News, had been diagnosed with bowel cancer, which had spread to his liver and lymph nodes, last April.

On October 28, George announced that his treatment was over.

George Alagiah

(Jeff Overs/BBC)


He returned to the six o’clock news on Tuesday to a rapturous welcome.

ITV news presenter Mark Austin, was quick to tweet.

Good to see my friend George Alagiah back on screen.A top journalist and I wish him the very best .

— Mark Austin (@markaustinitv) November 10, 2015


Dharshini David, who presents Sky News Tonight, was also pleased to see his return.

Utterly thrilled to see @georgealagiah back on @BBCNews where he belongs. All the very best to him!

— Dharshini David (@DharshiniSky) November 10, 2015


Roger Johnson, a presenter for BBC North West News and BBC Breakfast, tweeted:

Wonderful to see @georgealagiah back on @BBCNews at Six and to be picking up from him again on @BBCNWT – we all wish him well.

— Roger Johnson (@RogerJ_01) November 10, 2015


Finishing this evening’s show, George told viewers: “It’s good to be back with you.”


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