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Andrew Marr addresses BBC exit after 21 years ahead of Global move

Andrew Marr gave a short and sweet response over his departure from the BBC in the latest episode of The Andrew Marr Show.

On Friday, the 62-year-old TV host tweeted that he will be joining the Global family from 2022 and will continue presenting while also writing for their newspapers.

On Sunday’s instalment of his titular series, the political commentator took a moment to address the recent news.

‘Now, before we crack on, you may have seen or read that I’m leaving the BBC after 21 years,’ Marr explained.

‘I’m carrying on until Christmas, but I really wanted to say this, not very much,’ he quipped.

‘You watch this programme, I hope, for the guests and their stories, not the presenter. It’s about the stories and not the storyteller.’

 

Marr told his followers he is ‘keen’ to get his voice back and explained that the new role would give him the ‘freedom’ to do journalism with ‘no filter,’ but also admitted he’ll miss his ‘wonderful colleagues.’

‘On Classic FM, I’ll be exploring my love of classical music, and culture generally, with some surprising guests. I feel I’m joining a young, hungrily ambitious and exciting company, and I can’t wait to get stuck in,’ he said.

Addressing Andrew Marr’s departure from the BBC, director-general Tim Davie said in a statement: ‘Andrew Marr has been a brilliant journalist and presenter during his time at the BBC.

‘He leaves an unmatched legacy of outstanding political interviews and landmark programmes. We wish him well for the next chapter.’

The former editor has been at the centre of some of the BBC’s strongest documentaries, including 2012’s The Diamond Queen, a three-part series about Queen Elizabeth II’s lengthy reign.

He also narrated a 2013 documentary about Margaret Thatcher following the former Prime Minister’s death.

Victoria Derbyshire, Sophie Raworth, and Zeinab Badawi are among the big names tipped to replace him.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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