Andrew Neil quits GB News after just eight shows

Insiders explained Mr Neil’s exit from GB Information could pave the way for him to seem as commentator for rival broadcasters. Sources stated he was currently booked to seem as a panellist on BBC One’s Question Time on Thursday night. 

Tom Harrington, an analyst at Enders Examination, mentioned he now anticipated GB Information to sharpen its aim on correct-leaning journalism in a bid to shore up its audience figures. 

“[The move to the right] is presently going on. The guest they are bringing on air, and the reality Andrew Neil has still left is a response to that. 

“Right now, there are possibly 20,000 or 30,000 people today looking at it, which is very little. That is why they have to transfer toward an serious to have some form of effects and carry on to be talked about.

“Because the far more you go into the centre, the far more you occur up towards the BBC, ITV and Sky Information, which chronicle news and have remarkable production budgets.”

In an e-mail saying the departure to team, Mr Frangopoulos stated Mr Neil experienced signed a multi-calendar year contract and the corporation hoped he would continue to be for a longer time. 

“Andrew helped set our tone, our goal, even our launch day,” he additional. “He has been integral to each main programming and using the services of conclusion.”

In its formal statement, GB News stated: “Andrew is with no doubt a person of the finest journalists and interviewers in this place.

“GB News thanks him for his 12 months of management, knowledge and assistance and we wish him very well.”