Bill Turnbull makes Classic FM return nine months after leaving show for 'health reasons'


Bill Turnbull has announced he is returning to his show on Classic FM for health reasons as he continues to live with terminal prostate cancer. The much-loved radio and TV presenter announced the news on Twitter today and he was inundated with messages of support.

The former BBC Breakfast presenter took to the micro-blogging site and shared his delight at making a return to the radio airwaves.

In view of his 113,000 followers, Bill tweeted: “Roll over Beethoven – BIll Turnbull’s back @Classicfm! Yes, I’m returning to host the most exciting classical music show on the airwaves this Saturday from 10 till 1. Don’t miss it!”

Social media users flocked to comment on the post as they congratulated the veteran broadcaster.

Twitter user @WycombeComanche penned: “Great news Bill – I hope you’re doing well.”

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The broadcaster, who lives with incurable prostate cancer, said at the time it was “with great regret” that he would be taking “a leave of absence… for health reasons”.

He explained: “The road has been a bit bumpy recently, and I need to take some time to focus on getting better.

Bil, 63, said he was “sorry to do this, as I absolutely love doing the programme”.

“I am very grateful to friends and colleagues [at global] for the love and support they have shown me,” he added.



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