BBC RADIO STAR MARK RADCLIFFE TELLS LISTENERS HE HAS TONGUE CANCER LIVE ON AIR

The 60-year-old BBC Radio 2 Folk Show host told listeners during his show yesterday, that he will be taking time off for treatment for 'cancerous tongue and lymph node issues’.

He said: "It's all been caught very early and so everything should be fine."    Radcliffe, who has been at the BBC for 30 years and is also a BBC Radio 6 Music presenter, went on: "All being well I'll be back in action in the new year - or sooner if I feel well enough.   But I will be back, you can depend on it. I just can't say exactly when that will be.  So you won't hear from me for a while now and therefore... well... Merry Christmas I guess. Life eh?"

Mark’s announcement appears in all the national newspapers this morning where you can read more details.  The Mouth Cancer Foundation wishes Mark well with his treatment and recovery.