Andrew Marr leaves hospital after suffering stroke

Broadcaster Andrew Marr has left hospital almost two months after suffering a stroke.

The BBC said the presenter, who was taken ill on January 8, will continue his rehabilitation at home and is expected to return to work later this year.

A spokeswoman for the corporation said, "Andrew Marr left hospital earlier on today and continues his rehabilitation at home with his family".

BBC broadcaster Andrew Marr has left hospital after suffering a stroke. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

"He says thank you to all the wonderful nurses, doctors and physiotherapists at Charing Cross Hospital who have looked after him so well", she continued. "He is looking forward to a new regime of physio at home as he prepares for his return to work later this year".

Marr and his family hope people will allow him to "recover privately", the spokeswoman added.