BBC News presenter emotional as she announces Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release

BBC News presenter Joanna Gosling broke into tears as she announced the good news that Brit Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been detained in Iran for six years, has finally been freed.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: TV presenter emotional as she discusses release

A BBC News presenter choked up with tears as she announced the detained Anglo-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has finally been freed.

Joanna Gosling shared the breaking news with a BBC audience as it came out at around 10am this morning.

During the live broadcast, the newsreader got emotional as she said, “Ah, there’s an update.

“Two Anglo-Iranian captives, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori, are headed to …”

She then pauses to compose herself before telling viewers, “Sorry, this is an emotional moment as these are people who have been detained for a while.”

Both Nazanin and Anoosheh are expected to be flown back to the UK today after having their passports returned.

BBC presenter Joanna Gosling was emotional as she announced the news



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Joanna said the BBC was still awaiting independent verification of the news.

Her voice cracked slightly as she continued: “If that is true, it would obviously be a very significant development since Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been celebrated for almost six years in Iran.

“And her husband worked tirelessly to ensure her release.”

After watching the emotional clip, viewers were quick to tweet in support of the newspaper reader for showing some humanity, Nazanin and her family.

Brit Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained in Iran for six years



One Twitter user wrote: “This is the only way to announce this good news. Everyone choked that this nightmare situation had finally come to an end. Now they can be a family again.”

Another said: “I will [get emotional] too, if I were her. I just hope they both get home safely. I hope we and the media will allow her some privacy to welcome her husband and daughter. “

A third commented: “Honestly, I got choked up when I heard it. It’s just human nature.”

While the fourth added: “She did a great job keeping it together! I was in tears watching this. Praying for Nazanin to return home safely and be able to work with his family to rebuild his life.”

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and his daughter Gabriella



Nazanin’s lawyer Hojjat Kermani said Nazanin and British-Iranian businessman Anoosheh Ashoori, are currently on their way back to the UK.

Both were detained by Iranian authorities on suspicion of spying for the country.

“Both of them are on their way to the airport in Tehran to leave Iran,” Mr Kermani told the media.

It comes a day after he said in the hope of “good news soon”.

Nazanin’s passing marks the end of a terrible ordeal for her family, who have endured life without her for nearly six years.

She’s been in prison since 2016 and her family – including husband Richard and young daughter Gabriella – have had their hopes nurtured and dashed once again.

Her sister Rebecca Ratcliffe told the BBC it was an “emotional day” for the family.

“It felt like we were on our way home, but until she left that airport we couldn’t believe it,” she said.

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