Jeremy Paxman Parkinson's: Host addresses future in broadcasting as he confirms diagnosis

University Challenge host Jeremy Paxman has released a statement revealing he is receiving “excellent treatment” for the disease.

He said: “I can confirm I have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. I am receiving excellent treatment and my symptoms are currently mild.

“I plan to continue broadcasting and writing for as long as they’ll have me and have written about my diagnosis in more detail for the June issue of the marvellous Saga Magazine.

“I will not be making any further comment.”

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