Andrew Marr’s marriage has become “better and warmer” following his stroke four years ago, but slow progress to recover movement on his left side means he is still unable to cook, cycle or tie his shoelaces. The BBC presenter, who continues to host his eponymous Sunday morning show, said he was “very lucky” that his wife, columnist Jackie Ashley, had experience helping her deaf father, the Labour politician Jack Ashley, who died in 2012. “You might think she has the worst luck of all, having looked after her father, and then this happens to me. But she has been very good at shepherding me through the process,” he told the Radio Times. Marr has confounded expectations that he would never walk again after being rushed to hospital with a torn carotid artery in 2013. With the help of a leg brace he is able to walk to work at New Broadcasting House or Westminster from Primrose Hill, where he moved from Richmond following the stroke, and continues to paint. However, he still works to hide the stroke’s impact when in front of the camera, and has had to abandon attempts to get about on a tricycle. “They are less stable… Read full this story
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