Alastair Stewart OBE is to retire from working as a regular TV presenter. Alastair hosted his final episode of Alastair Stewart & Friends, a discussion programme on GB News which broadcasts Saturdays and Sundays, last weekend.
He will continue to appear on GB News as a contributor and commentator during major news events such as the upcoming King’s Coronation and political events such as the General Election.
Alastair said: "I’m nearly 71 and I still get the most tremendous lift from live television – it’s the best job in the world. However, the rigours of preparing for two live interview shows a week, and commuting from Hampshire to London for them, are considerable...
"I want to reduce my commitment while I’m still ahead as an old broadcaster, rather than an ancient one. Thankfully the timing is mine; I just want to spend more of it with my family, my horses, and the charities that have meant so much to me over the years."
"It’s been a privilege to complete my regular broadcasting career with a sparky start-up like GB News that’s challenging the traditional moulds I’ve known for so long. It’s kept me on my toes, taught me new tricks, but above all GB News has liberated me...
"I’ve had the freedom to cover the stories I’m passionate about, interview the people I want, and to offer my perspective more freely than I’ve been allowed to in the past.
“I’m grateful to everyone at GB News, but also to all the fabulous colleagues I’ve known throughout these many years. Quite simply, I couldn’t have done any of it without them."
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