By Fergal MacErlean • 08 May 2022 • 14:14
Image: Andrew Neil.
Credit: Channel 4.
The veteran broadcaster, 72, will host a live 10-part series, titled The Andrew Neil Show, which begins on Channel 4 on Sunday, May 8, airing weekly at 6pm.
It will feature Cabinet minister Jacob Rees-Mogg as its first guest.
Neil has said his new Sunday evening politics show will focus on “intelligent discussion” rather than the “sensation and shouting” of the American opinion-led format.
And he said the later time slot of the programme means his team will have ‘the waterfront to ourselves’ allowing them to ‘throw’ the news forward to the coming week.
The Daily Mirror’s Pippa Crerar and The Telegraph’s Madeline Grant will offer up their insight as political commentators.
Neil quit as lead presenter of the right-wing GB News station in September 2021 after just eight shows, following clashes with management over its editorial direction and technical problems.
He previously criticised “mainstream” UK news channels for failing to challenge stories that appeal to the “liberal” sensibilities of journalists and editors.
“We’re no longer journalists, we’ve become the PR department of Greenpeace,” Neil said.
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Originally from Dublin, Fergal is based on the eastern Costa del Sol and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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