BBC radio and TV presenter Victoria Derbyshire has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The 46-year-old broadcaster, who has her own current affairs show on BBC Two, went public with the news on social media.

Victoria, who has previously worked on Radio 5 Live, said: I’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and am having a mastectomy in a few weeks.

Victoria Derbyshire



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“Friends, family, work colleagues and NHS staff are being brilliant. Will be doing the programme as much as possible during treatment in the months ahead.”

The award-winning journalist was instantly inundated with messages of support from fans and colleagues.

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.”