GB News has announced that Boris Johnson will join the channel as a presenter.
Johnson made the announcement himself in a video posted to the GB News social media channels.
According to the broadcaster, the former PM will create and present a new series showcasing “the power of Britain around the world,” as well as hosting the occasional special in front of live audiences around the UK.
The channel said Johnson would also play a “key role” in their coverage of the upcoming UK and US elections.
Johnson promised to bring “this remarkable new TV channel my 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.”
He 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.”
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.”
The announcement comes after the channel sacked two of their main presenters Dan Wootton and Lawrence Fox.
The dismissal came after Fox made derogatory comments towards a journalist during an appearance on Wootton’s show.
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