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Andrew Marr to leave the BBC after 21 years to ‘get his own voice back’, The Manc

Andrew Marr to leave the BBC after 21 years to ‘get his own voice back’

Andrew Marr has announced he will step down from the BBC after more than two decades.

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The journalist has presented his own Sunday morning show for 16 years but says it’s time for him to ‘get his own voice back’.

He will now move on to work on political shows for Global, as well as writing for newspapers.

He tweeted to confirm the news this lunchtime.

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Marr posted: “Personal announcement. After 21 years, I have decided to move on from the BBC.

“l leave behind many happy memories and wonderful colleagues. But from the New Year I am moving to Global to write and present political and cultural shows, and to write for newspapers.

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“I think British politics and public life are going to go through an even more turbulent decade, and as I’ve said, I am keen to get my own voice back.

“I have been doing the Andrew Marr show every Sunday morning for 16 years now and that is probably more than enough time for anybody!”

GMB presenter Susanna Reid said: “Congratulations on the new role but this is a huge blow for the BBC and for those of us who rely on The Andrew Marr Show to set us up for the week ahead. Wishing the very best, to the best.”

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