Boris Johnson joins GB News in presenter role

The former PM has a new presenter role

Sam Norman
27th October 2023
Image Credit: Number 10 on Flickr

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson has announced in a video posted on X he will be joining the controversial channel in a presenting role. Johnson follows in the steps of right-wing figures Nigel Farage and his own former leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg in beginning work with the channel. 

In the video on X, shared on the GB news account, Johnson expressed his excitement in sharing his “unvarnished views” with the channel on a series of topics. He namely states “Russia, China and the war in Ukraine” as topics he particularly wants to cover. 

Recent events with the channel have led to three presenters suspended in the space of three days, with Calvin Robinson the third on 29 September. The fallout of the Laurence Fox scandal with the channel appears to have created a presenter void that the channel looks to fill with a figure like Johnson. 

The former PM spoke highly of the channel, as well as the “huge opportunities that lay ahead for [Britain].” “Our best days are yet to come” he voices in the video; a clear sign of optimism heading into his new role.

From leaving Downing Street in September 2022, Johnson had retained work with his constituency Uxbridge and South Ruislip as MP, but did announce he was standing down in June, leaving Parliament following the by-election in July.

GB News have stated Johnson will be presenting a “new series showcasing the power of Britain around the world, as well as hosting the occasional special in front of live audiences in the UK.” Ahead of the looming Transatlantic elections, viewers will be curious to see the impact the former Prime Minister may have in his new media role. 

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AUTHOR: Sam Norman
Head of Current Affairs 23/24. Campus Comment Sub-editor 22/23. BA English Language and Literature Student.

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