Andrew Marr has quit the BBC, saying he was “keen to get my own voice back”.
The veteran broadcaster, a former BBC political editor who fronted The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday mornings, wrote: “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.”
Marr added: “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!”
Marr said he will join LBC and Classic FM in an exclusive deal with Global radio stations.