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Broadcaster Andrew Marr is "continuing to make progress" after his stroke, a BBC spokeswoman said.
The Andrew Marr Show opened with the following statement wishing the programme's presenter a speedy recovery.
BBC News' deputy political editor, James Landale, is standing in for Andrew Marr who is recovering from a stroke.
Presenter Andrew Marr is conscious and "responding to medication" following a stroke, the BBC has said.
Marr, who hosts The Andrew Marr Show and Radio 4’s Start The Week, became ill on Tuesday and was rushed to hospital, where he is "continuing to progress".
Dr Hilary spoke to ITV Daybreak about broadcaster Andrew Marr, who is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke.
He said that ruptured arteries, which can often cause a stroke can happen at any time, to anyone from any age.
Around 150,000 people have a stroke each year in the UK with about a quarter of these in people of working age, according to the Stroke Association.
Its director of communications, Joe Korner, said:
Many of Andrew Marr's colleagues in the media took to Twitter to express their sympathy.
Fellow BBC politics presenter Andrew Neil wrote:
Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee tweeted:
Former Tory MP Louise Mensch said:
BBC presenter Andrew Marr has suffered a stroke and is receiving treatment in hospital.
A statement released by the BBC reads: "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.”