NEWS Ebola fears stop Channel 4 News’ Alex Thomson hosting awards

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    Channel 4 News chief correspondent Alex Thomson will not co-host Wednesday night’s Rory Peck awards due to health and safety concerns following his recent return from covering the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
    Thomson was supposed to co-present the annual awards for freelance journalists with Sky News special correspondent Alex Crawford, but will be replaced by his colleague, international editor Lindsey Hilsum.
    He tweeted on Wednesday: “I did not pull out of presenting the Rory Peck Awards - they dropped me.”
    The awards were set up in 1995 in memory of freelance cameraman Rory Peck, who was killed in Moscow in 1993. :eek: :shocked:

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