ANDREW NEIL SIGNS UP FOR WEEKLY SUNDAY POLITICS PROGRAMME ON CHANNEL 4
Former BBC and GB News presenter has signed a deal with Channel 4 to front a weekly politics programme, it's been revealed.
On the weekly programme, titled Sunday Politics and broadcast live in the evening, Andrew will look back the week's biggest stories with the help of guests, plus interview news-making guests and politicians.
Andrew Neil said: "Sunday night is a pivotal point in the political week – we can sweep up what’s happened in the previous week, mop up what’s been in the Sunday papers and talk shows and throw forward to the upcoming week. We’ll aim to do all of that and more."
Louisa Compton, Head of News & Current Affairs & Specialist Factual & Sport, Channel 4, continued; “I’m delighted to be bringing Andrew Neil to Channel 4 at a time where politics forms such a huge part of our national conversation. Andrew’s new show will deliver big name politicians answering the questions the public want to hear. It’s another example of our huge commitment to public service journalism and current affairs at Channel 4.”
Ian Rumsey, Managing Director, Television at ITN Productions added: “We’re delighted to be working with Andrew and Channel 4 on this new show. If ever there was a time when Britain needed forensic questioning, brilliant political insight and to hold those in power to account it’s now. And there’s no finer broadcaster to do that.”
The half-hour programme will be broadcast every Sunday evening and will be produced by ITN Productions and Channel 4 News.