Monday 24 July 2017

TV3's Vincent Browne will miss General Election coverage due to 'medical treatment'

Vincent Browne
Vincent Browne

John Brennan and Cormac McQuinn

Veteran political broadcaster Vincent Browne will miss TV3’s coverage of the upcoming General Election.

The 71-year-old broadcaster has been hosting televised constituency debates nationwide for the station.

This has seen the no-nonsense broadcaster meet candidates from almost every constituency as he traversed the country with TV3.

However, on last night's broadcast Mr Browne made the announcement that he would be missing from TV3’s coverage of the General Election expected to be announced tomorrow .

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He confirmed that he will miss it as he requires medical treatment.

A TV3 spokeswoman said: "We're delighted that Vincent Browne will be able to continue hosting 'The People's Debate' series which is the first time a programme has covered all 40 constituencies in the run up to a General Election.

 "We're looking forward to Vincent returning to full health and returning to his regular slot on the Tonight Programme in a few weeks time. We wish him a speedy recovery."

Entrepreneur and Dragons Den stalwart, Gavin Duffy took to Twitter to describe Browne’s absence from TV3’s upcoming General Election coverage as “a huge loss”.

He added, “[I] wish good health after his treatment.”

A host of others took to the social media network to wish the broadcaster the best of luck in the weeks ahead.

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