Sky News presenter Stephen Dixon has announced that he’s leaving the broadcaster after 21 years to host a new show on GB News.
The journalist is known for hosting breakfast programme Sunrise on Sky News for seven years until 2019 alongside Gillian Joseph and Isabel Webster.
Speaking about his move, Stephen said he was ‘inspired by the energy’ and ‘fun’ of GB News.
He said: ‘I’m inspired by the energy, fun, and absolute passion at GB News to shed light on the real concerns of the Great British public, wherever they live in the UK.
‘It’s many years since I felt this excited to get to work.’
He joins the likes of anchor Colin Brazier, former ITV News journalist Alastair Stewart, Simon McCoy and former Labour MP Gloria De Piero on the channel.
The 47-year-old began his career in local radio at the Radio Trent group before joining ITN and ITV as a presenter, senior producer, and bulletin presenter on Five News.
He was later a programme editor on Channel 4’s Big Breakfast News and a presenter on finance channel Simply Money with Angela Rippon.
It comes after Andrew Neil stepped down from his roles as the chairman and host of a prime-time show on GB News, after the channel was plagued with endless technical difficulties.
The 72-year-old journalist and broadcaster had been absent from the channel since announcing a break two weeks into its launch and later said he ‘came close to a breakdown’ after suffering from stress due to the station’s technical problems.
Neil has since hit out at GB News, calling the broadcaster a ‘UKIP tribute band’ in a scathing takedown.
It was previously reported that GB News had lost 60 percent of its viewers since launching in June, managing to attract around half the viewers of Sky News and a fifth of BBC News.
Eamonn Holmes also previously appeared to have confirmed his move to GB News from This Morning, after it was reported that he had quit the ITV programme after 15 years.