Viewers tell BBC's Clive Myrie to 'stay safe' as he returns to Ukraine

Clive Myrie is back in Ukraine. (BBC)
Clive Myrie is back in Ukraine. (BBC)

Viewers have urged BBC News' Clive Myrie to 'stay safe' and called him a 'hero' after he returned to Ukraine to continue reporting on the crisis. He hosted the BBC news at Ten from the Ukraine capital overnight.

The journalist had already spent two weeks covering the conflict, at various points having to shelter underground and don a flak jacket mid-report.

He celebrated his return by tweeting a photo of the capital and writing: "Sunset over Kyiv."

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Hours later he shared a snap of the sun coming up, tweeting: "A beautiful bright morning in Kyiv."

Myrie, 57, has now been inundated with messages from viewers telling him to take good care of himself while he is there.

"Keep up the great work, you and crew stay safe," one person posted.

Another wrote: "Stay safe. The news from Ukraine is profoundly shocking and sad but we must bear witness. Thanks to you and your colleagues for all you do."

"Saw you were back Clive: what heroes you all are," tweeted another fan.

As well as presenting BBC News, Clive Myrie is the host of Mastermind (BBC/Hindsight/Hat Trick Productions/William Cherry/Press Eye)
As well as presenting BBC News, Clive Myrie is the host of Mastermind (BBC/Hindsight/Hat Trick Productions/William Cherry/Press Eye)

"Hope you and the team can stay safe, praying for you and the people of Ukraine," said another person.

One viewer said: "Oh Clive sitting here in UK watching the news in tears. We will never forget these images that we hoped and never expected to see in 2022."

"Please stay safe and regards to you and the team," they added.

Myrie was also thanked for his "brave and compassionate" reporting on the conflict.

Clive Myrie posing for photos before the 2016 GG2 Leadership Awards at the Park Plaza Westminster Hotel. Date of photo: Thursday, October 20, 2016. Photo credit should read: Richard Gray/EMPICS Entertainment.
Fans told Clive Myrie to stay safe. (Richard Gray/EMPICS Entertainment)

"You're quickly becoming a national treasure Clive, you and all your colleagues there are doing a brilliant job," said another appreciative viewer.

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Myrie first joined the BBC in 1987 and he became a foreign correspondent nine years later.

The journalist is also known for hosting television shows such as Mastermind and Celebrity Mastermind.

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