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Ian Wright forced to leave ITV's FA Cup coverage of Rochdale and Plymouth at half-time due to family bereavement

Ian Wright had to leave ITV's FA Cup match between Rochdale and Plymouth on Sunday early after a family bereavement.

The former Arsenal striker was working as a pundit for the second round clash but was forced to end his duties at half-time.

Presenter Mark Pougatch announced Wright had left the Crown Oil Arena to be with his family after learning of the passing of a relative.

Ian Wright was forced to leave ITV's coverage of Rochdale v Plymouth at half-time
Presenter Mark Pougatch (left) said Wright had gone home due to a family bereavement

The much-loved pundit then received a number of messages of support on social media following the announcement.