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Former Conservative Cabinet Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg to Host Talk Show on GB News

Rees-Mogg Joins GB News as Host of Debate and Interview Program, Praising Channel as “Bastion of Free Speech

GB News, the British broadcaster, has announced that former Tory cabinet minister Jacob Rees-Mogg will host his own talk show on the channel. The North East Somerset MP’s new show will focus on debating current hot topics and interviewing guests from across the political spectrum. Rees-Mogg, who previously served as business secretary and minister of state for Brexit opportunities and government efficiency, praised GB News as “a bastion of free speech.”

He will join fellow Conservative MP Esther McVey, as well as presenters Nigel Farage, John Cleese, and Eamonn Holmes on the channel. Jacob Rees-Mogg, a vocal supporter of previous prime ministers Liz Truss and Boris Johnson, resigned as business secretary in October as part of a major cabinet overhaul. He previously served as leader of the House of Commons and lord president of the Privy Council from 2019 to 2022.

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GB News, which launched in June 2021, is the UK’s first TV news start-up in 30 years, since the launch of Sky News. However, its chairman and lead presenter Andrew Neil resigned just three months after the channel went on air. The channel’s editorial director Mick Booker described Rees-Mogg as “an authentic and authoritative voice of the Tory backbenches with his trademark common sense, refreshing directness, and an impish sense of fun.” He added that the new program will explore a range of guests and viewpoints from all sides of politics and some of Jacob’s other wide-ranging interests.

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Written by Olivia Hansley