Robert Peston’s waste returns as he rejects putting himself in Laura Kuenssberg’s shoes | Politics | New

The former Beeb business writer moved to ITV in 2016 – where he presents his own political show. In an interview with Press Gazette, Mr Peston was asked about possible replacements for Ms Kuenssberg, who is reportedly in talks with BBC chiefs to resign as political editor.

He said, “Oh, my God knows. “

When asked if he could take the hot seat five years after leaving the BBC, he replied: “It won’t be me because I have no interest in doing so.

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

“So why would I want to go anywhere else?” “

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He will also write for various newspapers.

The 62-year-old broke the news on Twitter, telling his followers he was “keen to get my own voice back”, adding that the new roles would give him “new freedom” to do journalism without a “filter” .

He wrote: “Personal announcement. After 21 years, I decided to quit the BBC.

“I leave behind many happy memories and wonderful colleagues.

“But starting on New Years, I move to Global to write and present political and cultural shows, and to write for newspapers.

“I think UK politics and public life are going to go through an even more turbulent decade, and as I said, I can’t wait to find my own voice.

He will also write for various newspapers.

The 62-year-old broke the news on Twitter, telling his followers he was “keen to get my own voice back”, adding that the new roles would give him “new freedom” to do journalism without a “filter” .

He wrote: “Personal announcement. After 21 years, I decided to quit the BBC.

“I’ve been doing the Andrew Marr show every Sunday morning for 16 years now and it’s probably more than enough for everyone.”

BBC Radio 4 Today presenters Mishal Husain and Nick Robinson, as well as outgoing North America editor Jon Sopel, are all seen as possible replacements.

James C. Tibbs