BBC star announces break from work amid health battle

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BBC Sport presenter Emma Jones has announced she is taking a break from work as she prioritises her health.

The presenter took to social media to share the news, in which she said that she had spent “more time in hospital” than in her own home.

“My health hasn’t been in a great place for quite some time now and I’ve spent more time in hospital than my own home,” wrote Jones on X/Twitter. “I’m taking time away from work/life to focus on getting back to full strength. I’ll be back soon.”

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Jones received messages of support in the comment section, with one follower replying: “Get well soon EJ, health is the most important thing. Wishing you a speedy recovery so we can enjoy your punditry again.”

Another follower also shared details of their own personal health journey as they offered Jones support, writing: “@eljonesuk I am having chemo right now so I know what it’s like not to be well or feel well. take as much time as you need Emma, your career will be awaiting your return xxx sending prayers and lots of love.”

“Health before career. Right decision in the long run. Speedy recovery,” wrote a third follower, with another adding: “Sorry to hear you've been having a hard time if it, wishing you a speedy recovery, take care.”

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“Take as long as it takes Emma. Everything will be there when you get back and are ready. Health is way more important :)” wrote a fifth user, with another adding: “Hope you’re ok Emma and back to full fitness soon.”

Jones joined the BBC in 2021, with her roles including a presenting stint on MOTDX as well as several live sporting events for the broadcaster.

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