Published On: Wed, Aug 23rd, 2017

Andrew Neil changed on Sunday Politics with shock new presenter – who’s Sarah Smith?


The veteran broadcaster has been the primary presenter of BBC One’s Sunday Politics because it launched in January 2012.

He’s to get replaced by Sarah Smith, who will probably be taking up the position when the present returns after its summer time break on 17 September at 11am, the BBC introduced at present.

Andrew Neil mentioned: “I liked presenting Sunday Politics, it was a privilege and honour to carry the political discourse as much as the sunshine for all these years and whereas I’ll miss it drastically I’m delighted to proceed to work for the BBC on This Week, Day by day Politics and different initiatives. 

“I want Sarah the most effective of luck with this difficult and fantastic manufacturing.”

Ms Smith will mix engaged on the weekend programme together with her present full time position because the BBC’s first Scotland Editor primarily based in Glasgow.

Mr Neil will proceed to have a outstanding position on the BBC together with presenting Day by day Politics and This Week.

Gavin Allen, BBC Controller of Day by day Stay Programmes mentioned: “Andrew Neil is a gifted presenter and he put Sunday Politics firmly on the political agenda together with his no-nonsense experience and forensic interview approach. 

“After many years of working weekends he has determined it’s time to step again and hand over the reins.

“Sarah is a confirmed presenter and firstclass political journalist who will convey an thrilling and contemporary perspective to Sunday Politics. 

“Sarah’s political experience and pedigree will imply the present received’t miss a beat when it returns after the summer time.”

Sarah Smith mentioned: “Andrew is without doubt one of the nice political interviewers who leaves massive footwear to fill. I’m thrilled to tackle this position at such an thrilling time in British politics. 

“I’m very a lot trying ahead to working with the Sunday Politics workforce. For me now, if it’s a Sunday it’s the Sunday Politics.”


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