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Angelina Jolie lined up for stint as BBC Today programme editor over festive period

Hollywood actress and campaigner Angelina Jolie is set to guest edit the Today programme during the festive period.

The Hollywood star, 43, will take the reins of the flagship news and current affairs show on BBC Radio 4 for a one-day stint.

Outgoing Question Time host David Dimbleby, 80, will also guest edit, while the subject of “outer space” will be explored in a separate, theme-based instalment of the Radio 4 programme.

Mother-of-six Jolie has already begun work on the show and will explore some of the “pressing issues of our time”, according to her spokesperson.

“Angelina is grateful for this opportunity to draw on the BBC’s global expertise and network to explore practical solutions to a number of pressing issues of our time,” they said.

“She has already begun working with the Today programme team and is looking forward to engaging a broad and diverse range of voices in the programme.”

Last year, Prince Harry was among the guest editors of the programme, interviewing his own father, Prince Charles, and former US president Barack Obama.

Actress Carey Mulligan, comedian Sir Lenny Henry, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow and Professor Stephen Hawking have also previously steered the show for a Christmas special.

Sarah Sands is editor of the Today programme, leaving her role as editor of the Evening Standard last year to join the BBC.

Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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  1. Angelina Jolie, as you know, is actively involved in social activities, trying to quickly come to the aid of all those who need it: since 2001 she has been regularly in refugee camps around the world. Her extensive experience and knowledges in the field of international relations allowed the leadership of the London School of Economics to invite Angelina as a professor to the walls of her university — to give several lectures. Jolie taught students about women’s issues, peace and security in the 2016-2017 school year.

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