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‘What a professional!’ Viewers praise ‘dignified as always’ George Alagiah, 62, as he fronts BBC News at Six just hours after revealing his bowel cancer has returned

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BBC News at Six viewers have praised George Alagiah (pictured with his wife Frances, left) as he presented the show just hours after revealing his bowel cancer

had returned. The 62-year-old was ‘dignified as always’ when he read the news this evening (right) and remained professional throughout the 30-minute slot. This

morning, he let his 29,000 Twitter followers that his bowel cancer had returned for a second time (inset) but did not mention it live on air. His professionalism was noted

by fans who took to social media to praise his dedication and calmness. The father-of-two, who has been the face of the BBC’s News at Six since 2007, will continue to

present the programme despite the recurrence.