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Carol Barnes ill in Hospital

Carol Barnes ill in Hosital - Daily Mirror front page

The Front page of Tuesday’s Daily Mirror has an exclusive story about veteran news presenter, Carol Barnes.

The paper says that Carol is fighting for her life after suffering a massive stroke.

A friend told newspapers: “We are devastated. It’s come as a tremendous shock. The doctors are doing everything, but they don’t think she will pull through.”

In a statement from her agent, Knight Ayton Management, said: “Carol Barnes is seriously ill, and is being cared for at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Her son James and close friends have asked for their privacy to be respected.”

Carol recently presented Saving Ed Mitchell on ITV1, a programme about her former colleague’s descent into alcoholism.

We at the TV Newsroom wishes Carol a speedy recovery. Images of Carol

Updated: Monday 3 March 2008

Former ITN Presenter, Carol Barnes has died. The 63-year-old veteran News presenter died in the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. Doctors had feared the worst since she was admitted to hospital last sunday after suffering a stroke. She started her career as a teacher…

  • Anonymous

    oh, god, you poor thing. I hope you get fully better in just the fastest time possible. take care.

  • Janice

    Our thoughts are with you. Wishing you well and hope you have a speedy recovery x

  • Linda King

    Carol you will pull through this, it is not your time. You are a woman of substance with mountains of inner strenght and emotion. The other side is not calling you yet. My love to you and your family x

  • Lisa

    Carol keep fighting… you’re loved by tv viewers… we don’t want to lose you.

  • Julie lenard

    I’m in my thirties and remember Carol being on TV during my childhood. I think of her as a national treasure-one we need to keep hold of. Get well soon

  • Carole

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. Get well soon xXx

  • James

    I will never foget Carol came up to me and my girlfriend at the Jan sales in 1982 and mistakenly asked if we were the wedding couple, she was lovely and my payers go out to her, bless you Carol and please get better

  • Come on carol darling hang on in there you are in our thoughts & prayers & we want you to know that God Bless Peter & Ivy xxx

  • Nevil

    Thinking of you and your family at this time! Hoping you get well.

  • Caroline Kay

    RIP Carol Barnes…You were a face and personality I grew up with and I’m deeply saddened to hear of your untimely death. My condolences to your family.