Conservative backbencher and former Cabinet minister Jacob Rees-Mogg is joining GB News to host his own programme.
Rees-Mogg was the Minister of State for Brexit Opportunities and Government in Boris Johnson’s Cabinet from February to September last year and served briefly as Business Secretary. He was also Leader of the House of Commons. He resigned from the Cabinet in October to return to the back benches.
Rees-Mogg said: “GB News is a bastion of free speech which clearly has its finger uniquely on the pulse of public opinion and does not talk down to its viewers and listeners.
“I have been impressed by the channel’s independent-mindedness and its determination to talk to people with many different perspectives, which is exactly what I will do on my programme."
Editorial Director Mick Booker said: “Jacob is an authentic and authoritative voice of the Tory backbenches with his trademark common sense, refreshing directness, and an impish sense of fun. He’s a terrific addition to the GB News family.”
He added: “The programme will embrace a range of guests and viewpoints from all sides of politics but will also explore some of Jacob’s other wide-ranging interests.
"No doubt classic cars and good Somerset cider will feature at some point.”
Further details of the programme will be announced in coming weeks.