– bbc spokeswoman
Andrew Marr is continuing to make good progress and is working on his physiotherapy with his customary determination.
The Marr/Ashley family would like to thank everyone for the fantastic support they have received in terms of cards, emails, texts, tweets, flowers, etc.
They would like to repeat their request for Andrew's privacy to be respected while he recovers.
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.
– James Landale
Hello and good morning. It would of course be a better morning if Andrew were here and not me, but I'm keeping the chair warm while he is away getting better.
We all look forward to his speedy recovery and wish him and his family well and all the best in the meantime.
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:
We are deeply saddened to hear about Andrew Marr's stroke and our thoughts are with him and his family at this hard time.
A stroke happens in an instant but the effects can often last a lifetime.
However with the right care and support it is possible to make a recovery and return to a life after stroke.
Many of Andrew Marr's colleagues in the media took to Twitter to express their sympathy.
Fellow BBC politics presenter Andrew Neil wrote:
Very distressed to hear news about Andrew Marr. Best wishes for full and speedy recovery.From @afneil on Twitter:
Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee tweeted:
Andrew Marr, renaissance man, polymath,wise commentator,painter,runner,brilliant cook - and ace editor.Get well soon.Needed in public life.From @pollytoynbee on Twitter:
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.”