Horse Racing - Unwell McCririck hospitalised at Cheltenham

Famous horse racing television personality John McCririck was taken to hospital on day one of the Cheltenham Festival after feeling unwell.

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Horse Racing - Unwell McCririck hospitalised at Cheltenham
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John McCririck

The 72-year-old is expected to be kept under observation overnight for precautionary tests.

His wife Jenny called the ambulance, and said "It’s all to do with the stress."

The long-standing and sometimes controversial betting pundit was fired from his job with Channel 4 on the same day a new racing line-up was announced for the channel, fronted by Clare Balding.

McCririck, who made guest appearances in Celebrity Big Brother and Celebrity Wife Swap, is taking the channel to an employment tribunal, claiming the sacking constitutes age discrimination.

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