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  • 13 March 2014, 10:30

Chris Tarrant Suffers Mini-Stroke On Plane

Television host Chris Tarrant is recovering in hospital after suffering a mini-stroke while on a flight to the UK from Bangkok.

The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? presenter's manager, Paul Vaughan, said he was taken ill on March 1 and is being treated at Charing Cross Hospital in London.

He said: "The doctors have confirmed he has had a mini-stroke, but he is made of stern stuff, Mr Tarrant, and hopefully he will be home by Thursday or Friday."

The 67-year-old had been filming in Asia and South America before falling ill and Mr Vaughan said he would not be going straight back to work after he is discharged.

Tarrant bowed out from Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? last month after a decade and a half.

During that time, the quiz show has become one of the most successful programmes in the world, inspiring spin-off games and Danny Boyle's hit film Slumdog Millionaire.

Tarrant first found fame hosting the children's show Tiswas.

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