Shock as BBC star suffers stroke

BBC and Formula One broadcaster Jennie Gow has revealed she has suffered a “serious stroke”.

The 45-year-old has become a huge favourite after playing prominent roles in both Netflix’s F1 series Drive to Survive and her commentaries on Extreme E.

Now her career could be in doubt after the star said the medical emergency has affected her communication skills.

Gow, revealing the news on Twitter, wrote: “Hi everyone, been quiet the last few weeks, this is because I suffered a serious stroke two weeks ago.

“My husband is helping me type this, as I’m finding it hard to write and my speech is most affected.

“I’m desperate to make a full recovery and return to work but it might take some time. Thank you to the medical teams at Frimley and St George’s and my family and friends who’ve got me through the last fortnight X.”

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