Comedian Ronnie Corbett's health scare.

Ronnie Corbett attends a service to celebrate the life of Sir David Frost on Thursday Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Comedian Ronnie Corbett was rushed to hospital after falling ill at his home near Croydon. The 83 year-old was suffering from chest pains last Sunday and underwent tests for several days, but doctors were unable to diagnose the problem.

He was discharged in time to attend the memorial of close friend Sir David Frost on Thursday. His wife Anne has told the Sunday Mirror, the illness could spell the end of his television career.