Walker reveals cancer, Horner receives OBE

Legendary F1 commentator Murray Walker has revealed he is set to undergo treatment for cancer.

'The voice of formula one', who hung up his microphone more than a decade ago, told his former employer, the BBC, that the lymphatic cancer was detected when he was hospitalised last month for a broken pelvis following a fall.

"They've caught it incredibly early. It's treatable, the doctors say my condition is mild and I'm very hopeful," the 89-year-old Briton said.

Meanwhile, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has admitted he is "honoured" but "shocked" to have been selected for an OBE - order of the British empire - in the Queen's birthday honours list.

"It's all a bit unexpected, incredible really," the 39-year-old is quoted by the Express newspaper.

Briton Horner has led the Milton-Keynes based team, owned by the Austrian energy drink, to three consecutive seasons of drivers' and constructors' world championship clean sweeps.

(GMM)

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