The Monty Python star will present a new show alongside comedian and existing GB News host Andrew Doyle in 2023, discussing issues of cancel culture, woke-ness and politics.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4, John said: "I was approached, and I didn’t know who they were. I don’t know much about modern television because I’d pretty much given up on it – I mean English television – then I met one or two of the people concerned and I had a dinner with them and liked them every much. People say it’s a right-wing channel, it’s a free speech channel."
He continued: "The nice thing about talking to the GB News audience is that they may not be used to hearing the sort of things I’ll be saying...
"The BBC have not come to me and said, ‘Would you like to have some one-hour shows?’ and if they did, I would say, ‘Not on your nelly!’ I wouldn’t get five minutes into the first show before I’d been cancelled or censored."
More details will be revealed in due course. GB News is available on Sky channel 515.