- Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that he will join the TV channel GB News as a presenter, program maker, and commentator from the beginning of 2024.1
- Posting on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, Johnson stated that he was 'excited' to join GB News, stating he would share his 'unvarnished views' on global affairs.2
- GB News revealed that Johnson was to 'play a key role' in reporting on the next UK general election and US presidential election while also hosting a show focused upon the 'power of Britain around the world.'3
- The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, having been approached by Johnson following GB News' offer, concluded that the former prime minister's new role doesn't 'raise any particular concerns under the government's rules' while urging Johnson not to 'offer unfair insight' through the platform.4
- The former prime minister left office last year after a series of scandals saw him lose support from many within the Conservative Party. Johnson joins a list of Conservatives who appear on GB News — including Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg, Lee Anderson, Esther McVey, and Philip Davies.5
- Johnson also works as a columnist for the Daily Mail. GB News editorial director Michael Booker stated that he was 'delighted' by the news, ahead of what he described as a 'seismic year of politics' in 2024 'both here and across the Atlantic.'6
- Right narrative, as provided by GB News. While the media and political establishments continue to seek the demise of GB News, the signing of Johnson shows that the TV channel continues to grow in popularity and power. Whether you agree or disagree with the former prime minister, it's certain that everybody will have their eyes on his new show in 2024.
- Left narrative, as provided by The Mirror. The return of Johnson to the spotlight shows that, after his disgraceful premiership at the helm of the UK government, the former prime minister has no shame. Following lie after lie, as well as an onslaught of scandals, there's no public desire to see Johnson anytime soon.