The following statement has today been issued by the BBC:
“Andrew Marr was taken ill yesterday and taken to hospital. The hospital confirmed he has had a stroke. His doctors say he is responding to treatment. His family have asked for their privacy to be respected as he recovers.
"We will continue to broadcast The Andrew Marr Show and Radio 4’s Start The Week with guest presenters in his absence. His colleagues and the whole BBC wish him a speedy recovery.”
Acting Director-General, Tim Davie, said: "I am very sorry to hear the news about Andrew. I wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back at the BBC soon."
BBC Press Office