Andrew Neil has resigned as chairman and presenter of GB News in the wake of a bitter rift with senior administration and the board.
The former Sunday Situations editor and BBC interviewer verified months of speculation above his upcoming by announcing he was stepping down from the fledgling broadcaster.
The Telegraph discovered at the commencing of September that Mr Neil was expected to quit GB News after relations with main govt Angelos Frangopoulos endured a overall breakdown above the path of the business.
Mr Frangopoulos is comprehended to be mulling a strategy to remodel GB News along the traces of opinionated American tv channels such as Fox – a proposal assumed to have been strongly resisted by Mr Neil.
In a statement, GB News mentioned it experienced recognized his resignation and mentioned he would continue being a normal guest commentator across its programmes.
Mr Neil mentioned: “I am sorry to go but I have concluded it’s time to cut down my commitments on a number of fronts.
“Over the summer I’ve experienced time to mirror on my intensive portfolio of passions and made the decision it was time to lower back again.
“I would like GB News properly in continuing to fulfil its founding guarantee and mission to get to audiences now underserved by existing information broadcasters.”