GB NEWS ANNOUNCES 2022 SCHEDULE SHAKE-UP AND MOVE TO RADIO

GB News will introduce a swathe on new programmes, welcome several new presenters and adapt its schedule to maximise it move into radio in early 2022.



The channel will launch its DAB radio service, GB News Radio, in January, becoming the UK's only broadcaster to simulcast its entire output live on both radio and television nationally.



New breakfast hosts Eamonn Holmes and Isabel Webster will be the first to present on the dual services when their television programme kicks off on January 4th with a live test of the radio transmission.


A new guest host, Anne Diamond, will co-present weekend breakfast with Stephen Dixon. Anne will be make her GB News debut on Dan Wootton's programme tonight (Tuesday 21 December).



Another new programme, The People's Question Time, will launch early in the new year in the 8pm primetime slot on Mondays to Thursdays.


Colin Brazier will anchor a two-hour programme in 'drivetime' at 4pm weekdays, a move designed to embrace a traditional radio audience on their way home, where they can continue watching on television.


Alex Phillips will host We Need To Talk About... at 2pm on weekdays, aimed more directly at women and building on the successful franchise she has already created within her show.



Meanwhile, Alastair's Stewart's weekend afternoon discussion programme. Alastair Stewart & Friends, will now air three days a week, also taking on the Friday 8pm slot from 7th January.


The channel's recently introduced Headlines, featuring a panel of British comedians discussing the next day's newspapers, will become a seven-night offering at 11pm.


Also in the new year, Darren Grimes will present Real British on weekends, a new religious affairs programme will be hosted by Calvin Robinson and Inaya Folarin Iman returns to host The Discussion at 3pm on Sundays.



GB News is available on Sky channel 515.