HAMPSHIRE TV presenter Alastair Stewart is recovering in hospital after breaking a hip when he was knocked over by a horse.

Mr Stewart, 69, who lives in Bramdean, near Alresford, suffered the injury on Friday and has since undergone an operation at the North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke.

In a tweet to his 41,000 followers, he wrote: "I was leading in one of the horses & she bolted, knocking me over - rather forcefully!"

In another tweet he said he would be off work for a "while".

He has been a familiar face of TV screens for more than 40 years starting his broadcasting career in Southampton before moving to national TV. Most recently has had been an anchor on the new channel GB News.

Mr Stewart was a panellist on BBC Radio 4's Any Questions? when it was broadcast from Christ Church in Winchester on June 25.

He has received many messages of support including: “I feel your pain. I fell and broke my hip last year. Excruciating. Get well soon.”