Sir Trevor McDonald is to leave ITN’s News at Ten for a second time, according to The People.
McDonald left News At Ten in 2005 after 32 years with ITN, but was brought in at the beginning of the year to help boost the profile of the return of ITN’s News at Ten.
His return was never intended to be long term and the 68-year old is said to have admitted that the late-night work is too much.
McDonald hit the headlines earlier this year for admitting to wine magazine Decanter he often drank a bottle of wine after work. In the same interview he also said that his co-anchor Reggie Bosanquet was often drunk at work, which sparked outrage from colleagues.
Angry responses to McDonald’s claims were publishes in September’s issue of ITN’s 1955 Club newsletter for past and current staff.