George Alagiah

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George Maxwell Alagiah OBE (/ˌæləˈɡə/ born 22 November 1955) is a British newsreader, journalist and television news presenter. He was born in Colombo, Ceylon.[1]

Since December 2007, he has been the presenter of the BBC News at Six and has also been the main presenter of GMT on BBC World News since February 2010. He is also the main presenter for the BBC Ten O'Clock News since 2000.

In April 2014, Alagiah was diagnosed with colorectal cancer.[2] In March 2018, he said his cancer was terminal.[3]

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  1. Revoir, Paul (13 March 2009). "BBC presenter in hot water for comparing Sri Lankan-born newsreader George Alagiah to a chimp". Daily Mail. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  2. "George Alagiah diagnosed with bowel cancer". BBC News. 17 April 2014.
  3. Templeton, Sarah-Kate (25 March 2018). "Newsreader George Alagiah: If only I'd had the Scottish cancer test". The Sunday Times. ISSN 0956-1382. Retrieved 26 March 2018.

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