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Neil Oliver becomes latest GB News recruit

Neil Oliver (Jane Barlow/PA)
Neil Oliver (Jane Barlow/PA)

Neil Oliver has become the latest television presenter to be recruited by GB News.

The broadcaster and author, known for programmes including Coast and A History Of Ancient Britain, will host a weekly current affairs and interview programme.

It will focus on “the people from all walks of life who make Britain great”, according to a statement from the channel.

Oliver said: “My career has always been driven by my fascination about people, whether it’s trying to understand ancient people through archaeology or living ones through journalism.

“Debate in this country has been stifled for so long that GB News feels like opening a window and letting in some fresh air, fresh perspectives and fresh voices.

“I never imagined my career would take this turn but I’m hugely excited that it has.”

Other signings by GB News include broadcaster Kirsty Gallacher, ex-BBC presenter Simon McCoy, the former executive editor for The Sun, Dan Wootton, and ex-Sky broadcaster Colin Brazier.

The network is chaired by broadcaster Andrew Neil.

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