Huw Edwards: The BBC’s Huw Edwards has removed the BBC from his Twitter handle, causing worries over his exit.
HUW EDWARDS has raised eyebrows after announcing that he had removed BBC from his Twitter name this afternoon.
Huw Edwards, 59, is well-known for hosting BBC News at 10 and for his long tenure with the corporation. As a result, when he removed the “BBC” from his Twitter profile earlier today, some of his followers were alarmed.
Earlier today, the broadcaster revealed that he had changed his social media handle.
He changed his username to @thehuwedwards because of his 131,000 followers.
His prior handle was @huwbbc, thus this was a shift.
“Subtle new @twitter username and Mot approves,” Huw wrote in response to the change.
He also included a photo of himself and his beloved puppy with his tweet.
Many fans reacted positively to his news, however some were concerned that it could have broader implications.
“Really hope this isn’t significant,” one wrote.
“Don’t tell us you’re leaving the Beeb,” said another. Please.”
A third follower joked, “You signed for PSG too?!?”
“Awaiting Huw-G news,” said a fourth.
Huw joined the BBC as a news trainee in 1984 and has worked there ever since.
He then went on to work for BBC Wales as a Parliamentary Correspondent.
In January 2003, the broadcaster was hired to host BBC One’s Ten O’Clock News.
Since then, he’s been in charge of coverage of major events such as Barack Obama’s inauguration and the Olympic closing ceremonies.
He also took over as host of BBC election night coverage from David Dimbleby.
Huw just wished one of his coworkers a warm farewell on another occasion.
David Shukman, the BBC’s Science Editor, announced his retirement after 39 years with the corporation.
“I have some personal news,” he wrote.
“I’ve chosen to leave the BBC after a great experience reporting for them since 1983.
“It’s been an extraordinary adventure from Belfast to Brussels, and from Antarctica to the Amazon.
“After dealing with everything from riots to icebergs, crews and producers have become close friends.”
Huw rushed to social media after his announcement to express his congratulations.
Huw wrote, “One of the very best – we’ll miss you, David @BBCNewsPR @BBCNews.”