BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg will put her years of experience on the BBC to use on BBC One’s Sunday Morning show from September. She took to social media to announce the news and share her excitement about taking over from Sophie Raworth, who currently helms the show after Andrew Marr stepped away from the early morning slot.
Laura has been in the public eye for years with her extensive coverage of all things parliament for the BBC.
When Andrew left his BBC show – The Andrew Marr Show – at the end of 2021 it was unclear who the new host would be and for how long.
Posting on social media, Laura tweeted: “I’m extremely happy to say that I’ll be in the BBC politics chair on Sunday mornings from September.
“It’s a genuine honour and real thrill to be working with an amazing team on the show, can’t wait to get started!”
She said: “Congratulations, Laura. Look forward to the Sunday throws from Salford.”
However, Pip Tomlinson was not won over by the news: “It’s amazing that the only positive responses to this are from other journalists. Not the potential audience.”
Harish Hirani won’t be tuning in and said: “At least I can get on with my Sunday chores earlier in the day. Thanks for the heads-up.”
On leaving the show, he said: “After 21 years of minding my Ps and Qs, I got bored of it.
“These are exciting and momentous times and I want to speak more forthrightly.”
Talking to Daily Mail earlier this year he continued: “I understand that at the BBC you have to keep your mouth shut and be very careful.
“Every time I went into the studio I reminded myself I was broadcasting to people who were paying for the BBC and they have the right to as neutral and fair-minded interviews as we could manage. It was very frustrating.
Published at Mon, 28 Mar 2022 12:52:00 +0000