Former BBC 5 Live presenter Allan Robb dies

Presenter who reported on Princess Diana's death and interviewed Nelson Mandela dies of multiple scl

BBC 5 Live journalist and newsreader Allan Robb has died at the age of 49, after suffering from multiple sclerosis.

Robb, who joined 5 Live in 1994, presented a number of daytime news programmes at the station. His top stories included presenting Princess Diana's death, capturing an exclusive live interview with Nelson Mandela on 1 January 2000, and reporting live from Paris about London winning the 2012 Olympic bid.

Robb started his career at Northsound Radio in Aberdeen and also went on to work for BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat and BBC Radio Scotland. His childhood friend and 5 Live breakfast presenter Nicky Campbell said that Robb was a great broadcaster and professional, and he always felt proud to be associated with the BBC.