LBC Political Editor hospitalised and thought to have Covid-19

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Theo Usherwood, Political Editor of LBC Radio, has been hospitalised with pneumonia and is suspected to have Covid-19.

Theo's family issued a statement via his Twitter account today, explaining why he has been missing from airwaves in the last few weeks.

He retweeted posts on 9 and 11 March, but last tweeted himself on 5 March.

The statement from his family reads:

'A few LBC listeners have been wondering where Theo has been over the last couple of weeks. We just wanted to update them. Theo has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is suspected of having Covid-19.

'However, he is receiving the very best care from our world-leading NHS at a London hospital. We would like to take this opportunity to place on record the thanks and gratitude for all the hard work, dedication and compassion shown by the staff treating Theo and others in a similar position. Their kindness and professionalism in the face of adversity has known no limits. 

‘We won’t be making any further comment at this time. We would ask that our privacy is respected. Thank you.’