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Mock the Week: Dara Ó Briain issues scathing response to Andrew Neil who said show ‘deserved’ to be axed

Mock the Week star Dara Ó Briain has hit back at Andrew Neil after the broadcaster appeared to suggest that the panel show “deserved to be cancelled”.It was announced on Tuesday (2 August) that Mock the Week is coming to an end at the BBC after 17 years to “create room for new shows”.The satirical panel show first aired in 2005 with Ó Briain as host and has remained on BBC Two for 21 seasons.News of its cancellation has been met with criticism from fans of the long-running show. Neil, however, appeared to support the BBC’s decision to axe...
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Dara Ó Briain destroyed Andrew Neil after he said Mock the Week deserved to be cancelled Ó Briain had the perfect response to Andrew Neil, after the journalist said Mock the Week deserved to be cancelled.The long-running BBC show that satirises current affairs is coming to an end after 17 years on the telly, and while some people are sad to see it go, Neil clearly isn't as he wrote an article for the Spectator in which he criticised it for being "past its time" and banning all-male line-ups, among other sins.Sign up to our free Indy100 weekly newsletterBut when he shared it on Twitter, the show's host, Ó Briain clapped back and roasted him...

Andrew Neil somehow managed to do a worst rap than Nadine Dorries

We didn’t think anyone would be able to make the internet cringe as badly as Nadine Dorries after she posted a video of her rapping recently, but Andrew Neil is giving her a run for her money.Inspired by the culture secretary’s recent efforts which saw her wax lyrical about the online safety bill, Neil treated viewers of his new Channel 4 show to an unexpected musical update.The clip sees Neil watch the Dorries effort, before picking up a mic of his own.“I’m here to present the Andrew Neil show. I’m on the mic, so get with the flow,” he begins,...

Andrew Neil: BBC licence fee will remain in place because it is ‘easy way out’

Veteran broadcaster Andrew Neil has said he expects the BBC licence fee to remain in place because it is “the easy way out” for the broadcaster and the Government. The 72-year-old worked for the BBC for 25 years until 2020, fronting various political programmes. He said the funding system was both a “wonderful asset” and a “straitjacket” for the corporation.

Andrew Neil says new Sunday show will avoid ‘sensation and shouting’ of US model

Andrew Neil has said his new Sunday evening politics show will focus on “intelligent discussion” rather than the “sensation and shouting” of the American opinion-led format.The veteran broadcaster, 72, said the later time slot of the programme means his team will have “the waterfront to ourselves” allowing them to “throw” the news forward to the coming week.The live 10-part series, titled The Andrew Neil Show, begins on Channel 4 on May 8 airing weekly at 6pm, and will feature Cabinet minister Jacob Rees-Mogg as its first guest.He's back! Brand new The Andrew Neil Show - Sunday, 8th May at 6pm...

Andrew Neil in libel claim against Jennifer Arcuri over ‘paedophile allegations’

Broadcaster Andrew Neil is bringing a defamation case against US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri over tweets he claims contain allegations he is a “paedophile” and was “complicit in the abuse of children” with Jeffrey Epstein, the High Court has heard.Mr Neil believes the alleged meaning of the two tweets made by Ms Arcuri in December last year are “gravely defamatory and wholly false” and he denies ever meeting the deceased billionaire, the court was told.He is seeking damages and a court injunction preventing Ms Arcuri repeating the allegations he claims she made.Details of the case were revealed in a remote hearing...

Andrew Neil Handed C4 Politics Show; Italian ‘The Split’ Remake; Rapid Blue Departure; Fremantle & Red Production Co Hires – Global Briefs

Click here to read the full article. Andrew Neil Handed Channel 4 Politics Show Andrew Neil, the British news heavyweight who launched GB News last year before leaving within weeks, is to host a Sunday night political show on Channel 4. Sunday Politics with Andrew Neil (working title) will see the ex-BBC presenter and founding Sky Chairman interview high-profile politicians and newsmakers, accompanied by a weekly podcast. Channel 4 News producer ITN Productions will produce the half hour show. Neil has had a hugely successful 50-year career but was left embarrassed last year after launching GB News then leaving within weeks due...

Andrew Neil launches libel claim against Jennifer Arcuri over Epstein tweets

Former BBC and GB News presenter Andrew Neil has launched defamation proceedings against Jennifer Arcuri, the American businesswoman who claims she had a four-year affair with Boris Johnson, following a spat on Twitter.Court records show Mr Neil, 72, filed a claim against Ms Arcuri on Wednesday as he followed through on threatened legal action after a heated exchange in December in which Ms Arcuri made allegations about his name being in an address book owned by the convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.In the row, which is understood to have started over a disagreement about the effectiveness of Covid vaccines,...