Rageh Omaar recovering at home after becoming unwell on air on ITV News at Ten

ITV News presenter Rageh Omaar has thanked everyone for their "good wishes" after he became unwell while hosting News at Ten.

In a statement, ITV said he had received medical treatment and was now recovering at home with his family.

Omaar, 56, said he had been "determined to finish presenting the programme".

Concern for Omaar spread on social media after he appeared to struggle to read the bulletins while presenting ITV's News at Ten programme on Friday.

"I would like to thank everyone for their kindness and good wishes, especially all the medical staff, all my wonderful colleagues at ITV News, and our viewers who expressed concern," said Omaar in a statement, adding he was grateful for the support given.

ITV said: "We are wishing Rageh a speedy recovery and look forward to him being back on screen when he feels ready."

No further details of what happened to Omaar during the broadcast have been released.

However, ITV pulled the programme from its scheduled re-runs on ITV+1, with a message instead telling viewers that ITV was "temporarily unable to bring you our +1 service".

On Saturday, several news presenters took to social media to express their well wishes for Omaar's recovery.

Omaar's colleague Marverine Cole, a newsreader for ITV's Good Morning Britain, said she wished Omaar "all the very best" in a message on X, formerly known as Twitter. Channel 4 journalist Ayshah Tull also wished Omaar "a speedy recovery" on X.

Ashna Hurynag, a correspondent for Sky News, wrote on X to wish "the absolute legend... a full and speedy recovery".

Omaar covers major news stories across the world for ITV News and also presents current affairs programme On Assignment. He first rose to prominence covering the war in Iraq for the BBC in 2003.