Alastair Stewart bags GB News anchor job after quitting ITV over ‘misjudgement’

Alastair Stewart bags GB News anchor job after quitting ITV over ‘misjudgement’

04/02/2021

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Alastair Stewart has landed a new job at GB News, following in the footsteps of the likes of Kirsty Gallacher and Simon McCoy.

The veteran broadcaster, 68, stepped down from his role on ITV last year after an "error in judgement" over his use of social media.

In a statement confirming his addition to the GB News team, Alastair said he was looking forward to getting "stuck in" to his role at the new network.

He said: "GB News is a unique opportunity to broaden the spectrum, challenge the groupthink and shift away from 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."

John McAndrew, the director of news and programmes at GB News, John McAndrew, admitted the network was thrilled to have Stewart join their team of anchors.

"Alastair is hugely respected across the country and we are honoured to have a journalist of his calibre and experience onboard.

"He will anchor GB News in more ways than one."

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