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Views:0|Rating:0.00|View Time:5:21Minutes|Likes:0|Dislikes:0 David Dimbleby, 80, has hosted the flagship political panel show since 1994. In June, he announced he would be stepping down after a long and successful career. During his time at the helm, Mr Dimbleby has witnessed major events such as the Iraq War, the 2008 financial crisis and the EU referendum, and helped mould the debate. Who will be taking over? Mr Dimbleby will be replaced by the BBC’s Fiona Bruce. Ms Bruce is a long-running BBC news anchor, hosting the News at Six, News at Ten and the Antiques Roadshow. She will take over from Mr Dimbleby as the first female presenter of Question Time. Announcing his retirement, Mr Dimbleby said: “It has been exhilarating following the twists and turns of British politics.” The show will have a brief hiatus, before Ms Bruce takes the helm on January 10, 2019. Ms Bruce said on her next venture: “For many years Question Time has been presented by one of my television heroes so I am thrilled and not a little daunted to be stepping into his shoes. “But it is a programme I have watched for as long as I can remember and have long wanted to be part of. I can’t wait to get started.” Fran Unsworth, director of the BBC’s news and current affairs, said Dimbleby had done an “extraordinary job as chair” in the past 25 years. “David is a tough act to follow, but Fiona impressed us all – with her authority, warmth, and ability to connect with the audience and champion their concerns. “We’re delighted to have her at the helm,” she said. Mr Dimbleby faced his fair share of controversy while presenting the show. In 2009 the BBC made the choice to invite then-BNP leader Nick Griffin to be a panellist. It was the first time the far-right party had been represented on the programme, and the choice led to a national debate on the BBC’s interests and obligations. It also led to wider questions about how extremist politicians should be treated by the media, foreshadowing more recent arguments around populism, extremism and ‘no platforming’. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Front Row programme at the time, Dimbleby said he had wanted to “expose” the BNP leader to an audience. “The idea of exposing the BNP or, to put it more objectively or disinterestedly, allowing the BNP to face an audience and face questions from them seemed to me to be the right thing to do – as long as they were a substantial political party or a party big enough to be included.” Exposure was certainly what Mr Griffin faced. The episode was watched by more than eight million people, the highest audience since Question Time began broadcasting in 1979. David Dimbleby will host has final Question Time at 10.45pm on December 13. Source link Like this:Like Loading…
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ABOUT: Fiona Bruce today revealed she was ‘thrilled and honoured’ after the BBC confirmed she will be the new Question Time presenter.The 54-year-old newsreader, who will start the role on January 10, was offered the job last month and has now ironed out her contract with the Corporation.She will replace veteran presenter David Dimbleby, who announced in June that he would be leaving the role this month, after 25 years in the presenter’s chair.Bruce will become the first female host in the current affair show’s history after BBC bosses including director general Tony Hall and director of news Fran Unsworth signed off the appointment.The presenter – who will continue to host Antiques Roadshow – was one of six contenders who were put through their paces by a cross-party panel of MPs and journalists in front of an audience at a South London school.She was originally considered a long shot, but after an ‘outstanding’ audition she beat off competition from the likes of Kirsty Wark and Emily Maitlis.The BBC News At Six and News At Ten host said: ‘It is an honour to be asked to take on one of the great political programmes of the BBC.Particularly at a time of such historic change for the UK and tumult at Westminster.’For many years Question Time has been presented by one of my television heroes so I am thrilled and not a little daunted to be stepping into his shoes.’But it is a programme I have watched for as long as I can remember and have