Jeremy Paxman: University Challenge host reveals Parkinson’s diagnosis

Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman has revealed he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

The University Challenge host, 71, said he has been receiving "excellent treatment" and his symptoms are "currently mild".

He said in a statement: "I can confirm I have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. I am receiving excellent treatment and my symptoms are currently mild.

"I plan to continue broadcasting and writing for as long as they’ll have me.

"I will not be making any further comment."

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