The former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is joining GB News as a presenter, programme maker and commentator. He’ll take up the role in the new year.
BoJo will underpin the struggling channel’s coverage of both the British general election in which his former Conservative allies are set for a drubbing and the US elections next year, where the hyper divisive Donald Trump could return to power.
He will create and present a new series, as well as hosting the occasional special in front of live audiences around the UK.
Johnson declared: “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.”
He added: “I will be talking about the immense opportunities for Global Britain – as well as the challenges – and why our best days are yet to come.”
In a video Boris also promised he would “be giving 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.”
Editorial Director Michael Booker was happy to engage in hyperbole
“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.”
— GB News (@GBNEWS) October 27, 2023