The former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson is joining LBC to host five Christmas specials where she’ll talk to some of the UK’s most notable figures about the truth behind their success and failure.
In ‘An Inconvenient Ruth’, she will look behind the public façade to uncover the achievements, challenges, victories and disappointments of her five leading guests.
The programme will air each night next week from 9pm – 10pm and will feature the former Chancellor-turned-Editor George Osborne, Labour peer Dame Joan Bakewell, the forensic anthropologist Professor Dame Sue Black, businesswoman Baroness Martha Lane-Fox and the outspoken broadcaster Piers Morgan.
In the past Ruth worked as a journalist in radio and will use this experience to find out what it’s taken for each guest to be at the top of their field.
The first programme on Monday 23 December will hear George Osborne revealing what he really thinks of Boris Johnson, how he found the Conservative party woefully outdated when he joined and gives his honest opinion about Theresa May.
Ruth Davidson said: “I started my career in radio and, as a former journalist, I have always loved pressing people to tell their stories.
“When LBC asked me to get behind the mic again this Christmas, I jumped at the chance. These interviews are a peek behind the curtain in the lives of some of the most successful people in the country.
“From all sorts of backgrounds and choosing wildly differing paths, you’ll hear about their world-beating exploits, but also the dark times too. Covering the whole story of their lives, we’ll discuss the opportunities, triumphs, compromises, failures and inconvenient truths behind some of Britain’s most prominent people.”