Former ITV broadcaster Alistair Stewart is set to join GB News.
Presenter Alistair Stewart joins GB News. He will host a weekend current affairs and news show. When Stewart left ITV last year he said he had made. “a misjudgement that he regretted”. He said working for the new network, chaired by presenter Andrew Neil, is a new opportunity to “challenge the groupthink”.
Stewart said in an interview. “GB News is a unique opportunity to broaden the spectrum. Challenge the groupthink and shift away from a predictable agenda in news and debate. I can’t wait to get stuck in and tackle issues that really matter to people across the United Kingdom.” Afterwards he posted on Twitter “Thank you so very much for all the kind words on my move to GB News.
I could not be more excited.” John McAndrew, director of news and programmes, said “Alastair is hugely respected across the country and we are honored to have a journalist of his caliber and experience on board. He will anchor GB News in more ways than one.” Stewart spoke to the Sunday Telegraph last year after his departure from ITV saying “The decision that I took very clearly back in January, was to draw a line and not sit in my lovely farmhouse in Hampshire and weep and do the sums of my pension.
I said ‘OK, fine, what else can I do?’, I’ve got the experience that I’ve got. Nobody can take that from me. I’m the age that I am, I can’t do anything about that. But there might be something to offer.”