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George previously underwent 17 rounds of chemotherapy to treat advanced bowel cancer in 2014, before returning to presenting duties on BBC News in 2015.
In January 2018, George revealed that the cancer had returned and took an additional year away from our screens, before returning to the BBC newsroom at the beginning of last year.
Back in November, he revealed he had requested not to be told his chances of surviving cancer when he was first diagnosed.
He told the Bowel Cancer UK podcast: “I decided I didn’t want to know about the survival statistics. It’s a very unpredictable disease, you’re good one week and not the next, good chances one year and not the next.
“It took me about three to six months after my diagnosis, I called it getting to a place of contentment. I needed that.
“Just to kind of look at my life and say ‘whatever happens, do you know what, I’m content’.”