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BBC's Nick Owen breaks down live on TV after son's message amid cancer diagnosis

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BBC television stalwart Nick Owen was visibly emotional on live TV as he discussed his battle with cancer. The esteemed news presenter, 76, has been a fixture on our screens for decades.

This year, after being awarded an MBE in the King's Birthday Honours, Nick bravely opened up about his prostate cancer diagnosis, which he received last year, and the surgery that followed.While presenting BBC's Midlands Today, a role he has held since 1997, Nick couldn't hold back tears after receiving touching messages from viewers, including one from his son Tim saying: "Very proud of you dad." Caught off guard by the outpouring of support, Nick paused, clearly moved, and said: "My Tim.

Oh, bless you.", as reported by OK!His colleague Ben Godfrey was sharing the messages of support on air, with one from "Timothy Owen" particularly striking a chord.

Nick is a dad to four children - Tim, Andy, Chris, and Jenny - with his ex-wife Jill Lavery.Regaining composure, Nick, who also had a notable career with ITV Sport and was chairman of Luton Town FC from 2008 to 2017, took the time to acknowledge the kindness shown to him: "I do want to thank everyone who's been in touch and so supportive.""I'm so grateful that people have responded to the message in the first place about prostate cancer because that's such an important thing.

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