A BBC newsreader choked up live on air as she announced that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is on her way back to Britain after 6 years detained in Iran.
Joanna Gosling struggled to hide her emotion as she revealed reports from the Reuters news agency that the British-Iranian had been freed.
Tulip Siddiq, her constituency MP, sent a tweet confirming that Zaghari-Ratcliffe was on the way to the airport to return home.
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