Nikole Gunn

Christian O’Connell off the air as family fly back to the UK

Christian O’Connell was a no-show on his Gold104.3 breakfast show this morning and for a pretty good reason.

The British radio star has revealed his mother-in-law has taken seriously ill back in the UK, prompting his wife and daughters to fly back home to be with her.

O’Connell tweeted the news to fans this morning.

“Hey. I’ve not been on the show today as last night my mother in law was suddenly taken very ill and my wife and kids have rushed back to England to be at her bedside. I’m keeping miracle-minded and she’s in the great care of the NHS. x”

“All at ARN send our very best wishes to Christian and his family, they have our full support,” a spokesperson for ARN told Radio Today.

Gold ran a mostly music Brekkie shift this morning, with Brendan “Whippy” Dangar at the controls.

Christian has since left a heartfelt message, explaining his absence this morning, and thanking his listeners for their support and kind messages he’s received this morning.

He also said he is hoping to return to the show tomorrow.

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Anne
24 Jul 2018 - 10:53 am

Gold just uploaded a message from Christian on their website/Breakfast show podcast – it was really heartfelt

David
24 Jul 2018 - 1:32 pm

The new guy took a day off for this aaawwww !

Pete
24 Jul 2018 - 4:03 pm

Christian all the best chin up she’s in good hands back here in the UK pete

Dave Jay
24 Jul 2018 - 8:00 pm

Wishing you, Sarah & the kids all the best.
Miss the morning banter but do tune in to Gold from time to time.
Dave (UK)