BBC news presenter Karin Giannone says she will be 'out of action for a couple of months' after undergoing surgery. Giannone, a well-known face on BBC World News, has had an operation on her leg.

Giannone started her career on ITV regional news before moving to Channel 4, Sky and then the BBC.

Taking to X she said: "I’m out of action for a couple of months after a knee osteotomy surgery, but very much looking forward to being back on air on @BBCNews when I am up and running again!"

Dozens of friends and fans were quick to offer their support and send 'get well soon' messages.

Osteotomy is a surgical procedure that involves cutting and reshaping bones. It's commonly used in orthopaedic surgery to correct various bone deformities or to realign bones in order to improve function and reduce pain.

There are different types of osteotomies depending on the specific needs of the patient and the location of the bone being operated on. A common type is a knee osteotomy is often performed to shift weight away from a damaged part of the knee joint, typically in cases of osteoarthritis.