Jeremy Paxman could be heading to Channel 4.
Jeremy Paxman is in talks to join Channel 4 after leaving rival broadcaster BBC. However, it is not though that Jon Snow's position is under threat. Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Channel 4's chief creative officer Jay Hunt confirmed she was speaking with the notorious political interviewer.
Hunt said: "I have known Jeremy for years and worked with him on Newsnight. Jon Snow should not be worried in any way. But am I in talks? Yes, of course."
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Paxman's Edinburgh Fringe show is performing well
Jeremy Paxman’s exit from Newsnight was in line with his candour as a presenter: clean cut, no nonsense and controversial. His talents, though, don’t lay dormant in a country home in Kent; he’s not whiling away the hours watching angling channels and scrutinising Evan Davis.
Jeremy Paxman has delighted with his one man show [Eamonn E. McCormack]
No, he’s at the centre of stand up comedy and theatre in the U.K – the annual Festival Fringe in the picturesque setting of Edinburgh. Daunting it may have been, but Paxman has managed to transfer his dry, acerbic wit from anchoring BBC 2’s flagship news broadcast to manning a stage solo in a one-man show.
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Edinburgh Fringe tickets are flying about
August has arrived in Edinburgh – and the rest of the world, in fact – bringing with it a deluge of travelling live performance from stand up comedy to theatre; everything in between, before and beyond that, too.
The Fringe kicks off (Getty 2014/Jeff. J Mitchell)
The city becomes one of the most visited in the world during the Festival Fringe, so this year, celebrations have kicked off at the airport, meaning newly arrived tourists get a taste of the frivolity and hullaballoo as soon as they step off the plane.
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Davis replaces Paxman on BBC2's flagship news show
Evan Davis – yep, the bloke who presented The Dragons’ Den – is replacing Jeremy Paxman as host of BBC2’s Newsnight. The decision has plunged The BBC’s female presence in lead anchor roles into further disrepute.
Evan Davis at The Stonewall Awards held at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Having already worked for Newsnight between 1997 to 2001, The Radio 4 Today programme presenter, who was the BBC's economics editor for six and a half years, represents a neat fit for The BBC, which was under pressure to replace the popular Paxman and his combative interviewing style.
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A quarter of a century has passed: Paxo's final NN.
Politicians and decision makers held up a glass last night as Jeremy Paxman, famous for his uncompromising interviewing style, signed off on his last ever Newsnight after 25 years at the helm of The BBC’s current affairs spearhead.
Jeremy Paxman is hanging up his tie after 25 years on the job
Director general Tony Hall has described Paxman as "a rare and dazzling talent", while the corporation's head of news, James Harding, said he had become the "great lion of BBC journalism" who "never failed to ask the difficult questions".
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