VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE is known for her BBC2 current affair show where she become a name synonymous with the broadcasting corporation.
Victoria Derbyshire and Mark Sandell tied the knot in 2018Credit: weheartpictures.com
Who is Victoria Derbyshire’s husband Mark Sandell?
Mark Sandell, 58, is a television and radio producer from London.
He runs 6foot6, a production company, and produces radio shows such as Manhunt and the Beyond Reasonable Doubt podcasts for BBC5 Live.
Not much else is known about Sandell.
When did they get married?
Victoria Derbyshire married her husband Mark Sandell in a private ceremony in 2018.
The couple had been dating for 15 years before they decided to tie the knot.
The presented revealed she had breast cancer in August 2015 and revealed on Twitter that she would have a mastectomy – but she continued to present her programme throughout her treatment.
The health scare made her marriage to Mark even-more poignant.
One year after her marriage in 2019, she told The Sunday Times: “I remember thinking Mark and I should marry quickly in case I die.
“It was joyous and teary, and the most magnificent day of my life.”
Victoria added: “I had to pause after saying ‘in sickness’ to hold back some tears.
“But, breathing deeply, made sure I said ‘and in health’ boldly.”
The couple were dating for 15 years before they eventually wed
Do they have any children?
Yes, the couple have two sons, Oliver, now 16, and 13-year-old Joe.
But in a programme titled Dear NHS Superstars, which aired in July 2020, she revealed that as she learnt she had beat the disease, she had a dizzy spell while visiting her radiologist.
It was at this moment that the expert, named Demitrios, recommended she had CT scan to ensure the cancer had not spread.
But when she went home that day, she told her husband Mark that he may have to be prepared to raise their two children alone.
“The atmosphere in the room changed,” she said.
“I thought, ‘Okay, it’s spread. It’s spread to my brain. That’s it. There is no hope. That’s it’.
“I got home, and I said to Mark, ‘You might have to bring up the boys on your own.”
But, just 45 minutes later, Demitrios called and informed her that the cancer had not spread.
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