Veteran broadcaster Andrew Neil could be set for a Channel 4 move as he’s reportedly ‘in talks’ with the broadcaster following a very short-lived spell at GB News.
Neil, 72, left the BBC after 25 years shortly after his programme, The Andrew Neil Show, was scrapped back in 2020 – prompting the GB News move.
However, despite his tenure on the brand-new channel initially drawing viewing figures as high as 300,000, a multitude of production issues and other setbacks saw him quit after just three months.
But it now seems it might not be long before he’s back grilling some of the country’s political heavyweights, ahead of his Channel 4 debut this weekend.
According to Broadcast, Channel 4 is lining up the Scottish interviewer to front a weekly political analysis show.
Neil is said to be in advanced talks with director of programmes Ian Katz and director of news and current affairs Louisa Compton.
It’s not yet clear what time slot this could look to take, but the publication suggested Neil could be given a Sunday evening slot, most likely after its 6.30pm news bulletin.
If so, this would be the first weekly politics show broadcast on the channel since A Week In Politics, which was axed in 1997.
It comes just days after it was announced the journalist would front a one-off documentary on Boris Johnson for the broadcaster.
The film looks to explore the crisis facing the Prime Minister amid multiple allegations of parties held in Downing Street during lockdown.
He will be speaking to various Conservative MPs to take viewers ‘inside the biggest leadership in crisis the country has faced since the fall of Margaret Thatcher.’
Speaking about the upcoming feature-length, Neil said: ‘It’s the biggest leadership in crisis in three decades and we have a ringside seat.’
Documentary director Simon Gilchrist described working with Neil, who stepped down as chairman from GB News last year. as a ‘tremendous privilege’
‘It’s not often one gets access to the key players within a political party as it tries to decide whether or not to depose the Prime Minister,’ said Gilchrist.
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