A moving documentary, ‘Rob Burrow: My Year With MND’ will now be shown on BBC Two on Tuesday from 7pm.
It was initially scheduled to be shown on Monday, but presenter Sally Nugent has confirmed it has been put back 24 hours due to the Government announcements tonight regarding coronavirus guidelines.
Rob Burrow: ‘My Year with MND’ has been delayed 24 hours until Tuesday 13th Oct on @BBCTwo at 7pm.
This is due to Government announcements tonight and to enable as many viewers as possible to watch our film. @BBCBreakfast @BBCSport
— Sally Nugent (@sallynugent) October 12, 2020
The half-hour documentary follows the 5ft 5in former scrum-half as he displays the same spirit in his fight against the incurable disease as he showed in adversity on the rugby field.
“I have too many reasons to live,” Burrow says. “I’m not giving in until my last breath.”
Rob Burrow has been living with an MND diagnosis since December. #BBCBreakfast has followed @Rob7Burrow and his family throughout 2020 to find out how life has changed.
Watch BBC Breakfast from 6am on Monday for a special report. pic.twitter.com/FnFzOi3CSR
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) October 9, 2020
The film follows his trips to see the specialist and includes moving interviews with his parents, wife Lindsey – his childhood sweetheart – and former team-mates Kevin Sinfield and Barrie McDermott.
Burrow, who has three young children, was prompted to raise awareness for research into the condition, including regular appearances on BBC Breakfast, after a meeting with former Scotland rugby union international and fellow MND sufferer Doddie Weir.
Burrow, 38, was diagnosed with the degenerative disease barely two years after ending his stellar playing career by helping Leeds to a record-extending eighth Super League Grand Final in 2017.
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