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NEWS – Boris goes from making it to presenting it in new role

He’s been a Prime Minister, he’s been a mayor and a journalist, but now Boris Johnson is to become a presenter again as he joins GB News.

The TV and radio station has hired him as a presenter, programme maker and commentator as part of the channel’s coverage of both the UK general election and the US elections next year.

It’s not the first time Boris has been a presenter as he previously hosted a regular series of “Ask Boris” for LBC. His new role will see him creating and presenting a new series showcasing Britain around the world, as well as hosting occasional specials in front of live audiences around the UK.

Announcing his first major broadcast role, Boris said: “GB News is an insurgent channel with a loyal and growing following. I am excited to say I will be joining shortly – and offering my frank opinions on world affairs.

“I will be talking about the immense opportunities for Global Britain – as well as the challenges – and why our best days are yet to come.”

He also said that he would give his “unvarnished views on everything from Russia, China, the war in Ukraine, and how we meet all of those challenges, to the huge opportunities that lie ahead for us.”

GB News Editorial Director Michael Booker said: “I’m delighted to say, GB News has got Boris ‘done’!

“We are tremendously proud to have him join the GB News family, particularly as we head into a seismic year of politics both here and across the Atlantic.

“Boris has been the most influential Prime Minister of our generation, and his unique insight into domestic and world affairs will be a smash hit with our viewers and listeners.

“As well as his political skills, he’s an incredibly talented journalist and author, so we can’t wait to start working with him on what will be must-see TV.”

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