Frost skips breakfast in new BBC deal

The BBC is to replace its main political interview programme, Breakfast with Frost, after 12 years, but will continue to employ presenter Sir David Frost for a new series of interviews.

The Frost Interview will accompany major UK and world news stories and will focus on the people at the heart of the news, the BBC said.

The series will feature the high-profile subjects the veteran presenter has historically attracted and will be produced by the same in-house team, led by editor Barney Jones.

The new series, to launch in a year’s time, is the result of a three-year deal between Frost and the BBC.

A spokesman said it was possible the Frost Interview could be broadcast on bulletins such as Newsnight and News 24 in addition to the flagship BBC One news programmes.

He confirmed the Sunday morning slot will continue to be used for a news interview programme “in the same vein, because it very much reflects the time of the week”.

Frost, who has interviewed the last six UK prime ministers and the last seven US presidents, said the new series “will bring additional insight to the key domestic and global issues and will, as ever, tackle the main players at the heart of the story”.

By Wale Azeez

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