EXCLUSIVE: ThisMorning favourite speaks out on retirement after talk of joining presenting line-up
THIS MORNING favourite Dr Hilary spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about his 30-year career on ITV, addressing retirement plans and ambitions.Dr Hilary, who also appears on Lorraine and Good Morning Britain, revealed his passion and aim to “raise awareness generally about important issues and put medical stories in a perspective that’s easy for people to understand”. “Thats the kind of stuff that I enjoy doing because it can reassure people,” he added. “If anything, I think I’m probably better at it than I was 30 years ago because I’ve got 30 years’ experience. “Experience is so important in medicine because you can take a story at face value, say, ‘Oh yes, that’s alarming,’ but actually, based on your clinical practices 30 years ago, you think, I’ve heard all this before,” the This Morning medical expert continued. “There’s a perspective there which people need to understand. Meanwhile, , revealing he wouldn’t want to encroach on the current hosts’ “territory”. This Morning: Dr Hilary Jones (Image: ITV • GETTY) This Morning: Dr Hilary Jones said he had no plans to retire from TV (Image: ITV) “On the whole I think, whilst I can present, my value for breakfast television is more as a medical editor,” he said. “I can come in and I’ve perspective on a medical story rather than being a general presenter. “There are loads of general presenters, so why would I encroach on their territory?” he added. However, Dr Hilary said he would be keen to take the helm on a different kind of show. “If there was a medical show, it would be different,” he said. Related articles Read more: Daily Express
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