Andrew Neil quits GB News after just eight shows

Insiders mentioned Mr Neil’s exit from GB News could pave the way for him to appear as commentator for rival broadcasters. Sources mentioned he was presently booked to appear as a panellist on BBC One’s Problem Time on Thursday evening. 

Tom Harrington, an analyst at Enders Assessment, mentioned he now predicted GB News to sharpen its focus on suitable-leaning journalism in a bid to shore up its viewers figures. 

“[The transfer to the suitable] is presently occurring. The guest they are bringing on air, and the reality Andrew Neil has left is a reaction to that. 

“Right now, there are likely 20,000 or thirty,000 folks observing it, which is nothing. That is why they have to transfer in the direction of an extreme to have some type of effects and proceed to be talked about.

“Because the a lot more you go into the centre, the a lot more you appear up towards the BBC, ITV and Sky News, which chronicle information and have outstanding creation budgets.”

In an email announcing the departure to staff members, Mr Frangopoulos mentioned Mr Neil had signed a multi-yr agreement and the organization hoped he would stay extended. 

“Andrew assisted established our tone, our function, even our launch date,” he added. “He has been integral to every single major programming and employing conclusion.”

In its official statement, GB News mentioned: “Andrew is with out doubt one particular of the finest journalists and interviewers in this country.

“GB News thanks him for his 12 months of management, knowledge and suggestions and we want him perfectly.”