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Emma Barnett has announced he is leaving Newsnight after three years.

Posting on Twitter, Emma said: "After 3 very enjoyable years presenting Newsnight, I have made the decision to leave the programme...

"This is in part due to my role fronting Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, which I’m thrilled to say is reaching more listeners than ever, and I have many more plans for...

"It is also because there are other projects in the pipeline to which I wish to dedicate more attention. The biggest thanks go to my editors, the endlessly energetic team, my guests, and of course, our viewers. It’s been an absolute blast."

Newsnight continues weeknights at 10:30pm on BBC Two.

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