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BBC editor plans on ‘carrying on as before’ after losing a leg following surgery

22 Dec 2022 2 minute read
Vaughan Roderick picture by the BBC

The BBC’s Welsh Affairs Editor has said that he plans to “carry on as before” following an operation which resulted in him losing a leg.

In a blog on the BBC Cymru Fyw website, Vaughan Roderick said that “we all tend to think that some things in this world are durable and unchanging”.

“That’s what I thought about my two legs, for example, but that’s not how things turned out. One of them disappeared into the smoke above Mynydd Bychan hospital after minor surgery turned into a bit of a saga.”

Mr Roderick, who has covered Welsh politics for over 30 years and regularly hosts the BBC’s radio and TV politics programmes and election coverage, added that this was the reason why he had not appeared on the airwaves over the past months.

“Fortunately it has been quite a quiet period in the political world! What are three Prime Ministers and one Queen between friends?” he said.

Vaughan Roderick told Newyddion S4C: “These things happen, unfortunately, and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t happen to me! I’m doing my best now to carry on as before.”

A spokesperson for BBC Wales added: “We have been supporting Vaughan through his recent illness and we, like audiences across Wales, wish him well. We look forward to welcoming him back when he is ready.”


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Falmai Griffiths
Falmai Griffiths
9 months ago

so sorry to hear this. Have known Vaughan since he was a young teenager. Gobeithio fydd popeth yn troi allan yn dda i ti . Meddwl amdanat. Cofion annwyl a chyfarchion Nadolig i ti. Cofion annwyl, Falmai, Rhiwbeina.

hdavies15
hdavies15
9 months ago

Takes a lot more than that to sink Vaughan. I can imagine him some time soon confronting an evasive fibbing politician and in his classic bed side manner coming out with something like – “pull the other one, if you can find it”

J. W. Soares Jones
9 months ago

You make me more proud to bear a popularly Welsh surname. Carry on, fine Gentleman!

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