Former BBC presenter Mark Mardell has revealed he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
The 65-year-old previously served as BBC News’s Europe and North America editor and hosted The World This Weekend on BBC Radio 4.
Mardell shared the news on Roger Bolton’s Beeb Watch podcast, saying: ‘I’m feeling fine and dandy, but I have to share with you that I have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which means my voice is rather strange and weak…I’ve lost a bit of my boom.
‘And I’m getting used to being the quietest person in the room rather than the loudest.
Undated handout photo of former BBC presenter Mark Mardell
‘But generally it’s in the stage of just being annoying rather than anything terrible.’
Parkinson’s disease is a condition in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years, Pkv games according to the NHS website.
The three main symptoms of the condition are involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body, known as tremors, slow movement and stiff and inflexible muscles.
Reflecting on when he first spotted the symptoms, Mardell explained: ‘I started thinking at the beginning of the year, Waitrose are making their packaging really hard to get into these days.
‘What’s this about?
‘And then I found my arms suddenly lifting above my head for no particular reason, or at least staying there.’
The 65-year-old previously served as BBC News’s Europe and North America editor and hosted The World This Weekend on BBC Radio 4
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