Alastair Stewart returns to GB News after accident and says the 'world has gone bonkers'

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Alastair Stewart is stepping down from ITV News. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Alastair Stewart is returning to GB News. (Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

Alastair Stewart has announced he is returning to GB News after breaking his hip, saying the “world has gone bonkers” since he’s been gone.

The veteran broadcaster, 69, took a break from his show earlier this year after he was injured when he was knocked over by a horse.

He is now back and will be presenting his programme this weekend.

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Speaking in a video shared by GB News’ Twitter account and captioned “He’s back!”, Stewart said: “Delighted to be back after six weeks.

“So this horse knocked me over and I broke my hip and went to hospital. It’s been a nightmare and the world has gone bonkers in that time.

“I am delighted to be back here in GB News.”

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“I will be with my show on Saturday and on Sunday starting at 12,” he continued in the clip, which showed him back in the newsroom.

“Exciting stories, exciting guests and I hope very much indeed that you can join me.”

Fans said they were thrilled that the presenter was returning.

“Alastair adds prestige to the channel and has been missed,” one person tweeted, while another called him “the legend of the newsroom”.

“Brilliant, will definitely be watching again,” said another. “Welcome back Alistair, hope you are well again.”

Alastair Stewart attending the ITV Gala at the London Palladium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 24, 2016. See PA story SHOWBIZ Gala. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Alastair Stewart was knocked down by a horse and broke his hip. (Ian West/PA Wire)

Stewart - who left ITV News last year after more than 35 years- shared in July that he was taking some time off after hurting himself.

When a fan asked what had happened, he explained: “I was leading in one of the horses & she bolted, knocking me over - rather forcefully!”

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He later added: “A dear friend echoes my own thoughts, perfectly, on the cause of my injury: 'Horses can be devils, if gorgeous to look at'."

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