Peston dismisses a return to the BBC, saying, “Why would I?” when asked about stepping into Kuenssberg’s shoes.

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Peston dismisses a return to the BBC, saying, “Why would I?” when asked about stepping into Kuenssberg’s shoes.

ROBERT PESTON has dismissed reports that he may return to the BBC to take over as political editor from Laura Kuenssberg.

In 2016, the former economic editor of the BBC moved to ITV, where he hosts his own political show. Mr Peston was questioned about possible candidates for Ms Kuenssberg, who is said to be in talks with BBC bosses about stepping down as political editor, in an interview with Press Gazette.

“Oh, gawd knows,” he replied.

“It’s not going to be me because I have zero interest in doing it,” he remarked when asked if he could return to the hot seat five years after quitting the BBC.

“(Why?) Because I’m enjoying what I’m doing right now.

“What makes you think I’d want to go somewhere else?”

Ms Kuenssberg was rumored to be evaluating her future after six years as a broadcaster of the flagship Radio 4 Today programme, according to the Guardian last month.

It hasn’t been verified or rejected yet.

However, amid rumors of a rearrangement, veteran BBC broadcaster Andrew Marr announced last week that he was quitting the company after 21 years.

The broadcaster and writer announced that he will be hosting brand new shows on LBC and Classic FM next year.

He’ll also contribute to a number of publications.

The 62-year-old announced the news on Twitter, telling his followers that he is “eager to reclaim my own voice,” and that the new jobs will provide him with “fresh freedom” to perform journalism “without censorship.”

“Personal announcement,” he wrote. I have decided to leave the BBC after 21 years.

“I left behind a lot of fond memories and lovely coworkers.”

“However, beginning in the New Year, I will be heading to Global to write and host political and cultural shows, as well as writing for newspapers.”

“I believe Britain’s politics and public life will be even more tumultuous in the coming decade, and as I’ve stated, I am eager to reclaim my own voice.”

He’ll also contribute to a number of publications.

The 62-year-old announced the news on Twitter, telling his followers that he is “eager to reclaim my own voice,” and that the new jobs will provide him with “fresh freedom” to perform journalism “without censorship.”

“Personal announcement,” he wrote. I have decided to leave the BBC after 21 years.

“I’ve been doing Andrew Marr’s show every Sunday morning for the past 16 years and. “Brinkwire Summary News.”

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