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ITV News’ Rageh Omar Gets Medical Care After Becoming Unwell On Air

British news presenter Rageh Omar is receiving medical treatment after falling ill on air, ITV News said.

Viewers took to social media on Friday night to express their concern after Omar struggled to read the auto-signal towards the end of the News at Ten bulletin. He managed to wrap up with a brief farewell, then sat at the studio desk as the credits rolled.

ITV removed the show from its scheduled rebroadcast on its channel on a one-hour delay and said on Saturday morning:

“We are aware that viewers are concerned for Rageh Omaar’s well-being. Rageh fell ill while presenting News at Ten on Friday and is now receiving medical treatment. He thanks everyone for their good wishes.

Omar, 56, is a regular presenter on the flagship news programme, is also the channel’s international affairs editor and presents the current affairs show. On a mission of the whole world.

He previously worked as a foreign correspondent for the BBC, where he became a familiar face on British screens during the second Gulf War in 2003. His live reporting from rooftops as missiles flew overhead gave him earning the nickname “the Scud Stallion”.

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News Source : deadline.com

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