Russell T Davies, the writer who brought Doctor Who back to TV, has put his career on hold indefinitely following his partner’s diagnosis with brain cancer.
He and Andrew Smith have left their base in Los Angeles and returned to their former home in Manchester.
Mr Smith has already had surgery and faces months of chemotherapy.
Mr Davies had been working on a new series called Cucumber, a BBC Worldwide and US network collaboration.
The Swansea-born writer told PinkNews.co.uk the TV companies had both been accommodating and sympathetic to his situation.
He said the couple’s life in LA had “closed down overnight” following the diagnosis, which came after Smith complained of severe headaches.
Our thoughts and wishes go out to RTD and his family.
Oh god. My bb.
All of my thoughts and prayers, for both of them. God. How heartbreaking.