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Andrew Neil has stepped down from his roles as the chairman and host of a prime-time show on GB News, it has been confirmed.

The journalist and broadcaster, 72, has been absent from the fledgling broadcaster since announcing a break two weeks into its launch. 

The channel said he will continue to contribute as a regular guest commentator. 

Neil wrote on Twitter: “It’s official: I have resigned as Chairman and Lead Presenter of GB News.” 

In a statement, he added: “I am sorry to go but I have concluded it’s time to reduce my commitments on a number of fronts. 

“Over the summer I’ve had time to reflect on my extensive portfolio of interests and decided it was time to cut back.” 

He added: “I wish GB News well in continuing to fulfil its founding promise and mission to reach audiences currently underserved by existing news broadcasters.” 

A statement from GB News said: “Andrew is without doubt one of the finest journalists and interviewers in this country. 

“GB News thanks him for his 12 months of leadership, wisdom and advice and we wish him well.”

13 September 2021                                            Back to the headlines

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