Catriona Shearer suffers on-air migraine attack

Newsreader Catriona Shearer who suffered a migraine attack on air

Newsreader Catriona Shearer who suffered a migraine attack on air

  • by SHAN ROSS

REPORTING Scotland newsreader Catriona Shearer was taken off air after suffering a migraine attack while presenting a live news bulletin yesterday.

Shearer, who was reading the 8am Scottish news for BBC Breakfast, was cut off half-way through a piece on murdered Scots aid worker Khalil Dale after getting into difficulty pronouncing her words.

Viewers were transferred to London and the 8:30am bulleting was read by weatherwoman Gillian Smart.

Shearer posted a reassuring tweet to her 7,800 followers, which said: “Thanks for your tweets folks. Had a migraine on air. Couldn’t get my words out! I’m totally fine now. Just bad timing!! Should be back tom x”

A spokesman for BBC Scotland confirmed that Shearer had become unwell, but could not confirm if she would be back on air today.

Earlier, Craig Paterson, Tweeted: “Hope Catriona Shearer is alright after seeing and hearing her stumble and stutter on the 8am Reporting Scotland bulletin on BBC1.”

Messages also appeared on the Catriona Shearer Appreciation Society Facebook website.


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