Andrew Marr has introduced he’s leaving the BBC after 21 years.
The veteran journalist and broadcaster, who has offered the Andrew Marr Present on Sunday mornings for the previous 16 years, stated he shall be shifting to International “to jot down and current political and cultural exhibits and to jot down for newspapers”.
Breaking the information on Twitter, Marr instructed his followers he’s “eager to get my very own voice again”.
He posted: “Private announcement. After 21 years, I’ve determined to maneuver on from the BBC.
“l go away behind many pleased reminiscences and fantastic colleagues. However from the New 12 months I’m shifting to International to jot down and current political and cultural exhibits, and to jot down for newspapers.
“I feel British politics and public life are going to undergo an much more turbulent decade, and as I’ve stated, I’m eager to get my very own voice again.”
“I’ve been doing the Andrew Marr present each Sunday morning for 16 years now and that’s in all probability greater than sufficient time for anyone!”
The announcement comes lower than a month after The Guardian reported that Laura Kuenssberg was in talks to step down because the BBC’s political editor.
The newspaper advised that after six years on the helm, Kuenssberg may turn into a presenter on the As we speak programme as a part of a serious reshuffle of senior on-air employees.
Marr’s departure means there shall be a emptiness to take his political programme’s prime time Sunday morning slot.
Amongst these more likely to be strongly tipped to take over embrace BBC Radio 4 As we speak presenters Mishal Husain and Nick Robinson and outgoing BBC North America Editor Jon Sopel.
Marr stated he shall be taking on his new roles “from the New 12 months”.