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What happened to SportsCentre host Darren Dutchyshen?

Joshua Rogers September 10, 2021
what happened to Darren Dutchyshen

The SportsCentre co-host revealed on Twitter he’d be taking time off and would be away from our screen for the foreseeable future. Fans are wondering what happened to Darren Dutchyshen and whether he’s ok?

Who is Darren Dutchyshen?

Darren Dutchyshen is a Canadian sportscaster who co-hosts the evening edition of SportsCentre on TSN alongside Jennifer Hedger.

Dutchy is one of Canada’s most popular sports personalities.

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He began his TSN career in 1995, hosting weekend editions of SportsCentre and CFL Live.

Darrren hosted Olympic Prime Time on TSN during the London 2012 Olympic Games and Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

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What happened to Darren Dutchyshen?

Dutchyshen is one of the most prominent faces of the network and is known for his engaging and unique personality, and smooth delivery.

On Thursday, 9 September, he said he’d be taking time off.

Sadly, Dutchyshen has been diagnosed with cancer, revealing the sad news on Twitter.

“I’m off SportsCentre for a bit,” the 54-year-old said. “I have been diagnosed with cancer.

Fans send well-wishes to the host after sad news

After hearing the news, many colleagues, fans and people in the media shared their sympathies with Darren.

Countless people wished him a speedy recovery and told him to get well.

We wish Darren all the best in his recovery.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.