GB News launch date confirmed: Andrew Neil’s new channel will go to air with a special programme at 8pm on June 13
- Channel, chaired by Andrew Neil, will kick off with Welcome to GB News show
- It was earlier announced ex-BBC broadcaster Neil will lead the evening line-up
- High-profile signings include Simon McCoy, Dan Wootton and Colin Brazier
- Ex-Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry will also host a show every weeknight
Andrew Neil’s GB News will launch at 8pm on June 13 with a special programme, it has been confirmed.
The new channel, chaired by the veteran political interviewer, will kick off with a show called Welcome To GB News.
It was previously announced that former Daily Politics presenter Neil will lead the channel’s evening line-up with a prime-time news and interview programme.
Other high-profile signings to the news network include ex-BBC presenter Simon McCoy, the MailOnline’s Dan Wootton and ex-Sky broadcaster Colin Brazier.
Andrew Neil’s GB News will go to air at 8pm on June 13 with a special programme, it has been announced (former Daily Politics presenter pictured in September 2019)
The new channel, chaired by veteran political interviewer Neil, will kick off with a show called Welcome To GB News (pictured: tweet from news network confirming the launch date)
A morning show called The Great British Breakfast will feature a selection of hosts including former Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher, Darren McCaffrey and Rosie Wright, who will all work across other programmes and stories.
Businesswoman and former Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry will host Dewbs & Co every weeknight.
Wootton, known for his role in breaking the story of Megxit, will present Tonight Live With Dan Wootton five nights a week, while broadcaster Nana Akua will host Tonight Live With Nana Akua.
Broadcaster and author Neil Oliver, known for programmes including Coast and A History Of Ancient Britain, will host Neil Oliver Live.
And Andrew Doyle will host Free Speech Nation, described by the channel as ‘a fearless filleting of the country’s thorniest debates’.
Former ITV presenter Alastair Stewart will anchor Alastair Stewart And Friends, featuring conversation and analysis of current affairs.
Other high-profile signings to the news network include ex-BBC presenter Simon McCoy (pictured right) and the MailOnline’s Dan Wootton (left, in August 2018)
Former ITV presenter Alastair Stewart (pictured above) will anchor Alastair Stewart And Friends, featuring conversation and analysis of current affairs
Brazier and social commentator Mercy Muroki will host a joint show, as will former Labour MP Gloria De Piero and economist Liam Halligan.
McCoy and Alex Phillips will also co-host an afternoon programme.
News UK owner Rupert Murdoch had plans last year to launch a channel of his own, which would have been of similar content as a challenger to the left-leaning news coverage offered by the BBC, but has since decided it was not ‘commercially viable’.
The channel will have an on-demand streaming service available on Sky, Virgin Media, Youview and Freesat and will air on Freeview channel 236.
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