Nigel Farage joins GB News with primetime show in big shake-up of ailing channel

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Nigel Farage has joined GB News and will host his own primetime show.

The 57-year-old Brexit party leader logged onto his Twitter account on Saturday to share the exciting news with his followers.

He penned: "Breaking. Watch my new Prime Time evening show on GB News from next week. Tune into 'Farage' Mon – Thurs at 7pm. I will not be taking the knee on this show!"

Fans rushed to congratulate Nigel on his new role as a television broadcaster.One social media user penned: "Great news @Nigel_Farage."

Another added: "We stopped listening to LBC when you left. Guess what we’ll be doing next week at 7pm? Great stuff."

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A third person posted: "Brilliant news Nigel. You are a great presenter who tries to bring the truth to the masses. You will be the saviour of GBNews. We were all drifting away and now we will return."

The GB News channel shake-up comes after the channel attracted zero viewers during some of its broadcasts.

The audience figures, which are produced by rating agency Barb, have revealed that during a show on Wednesday afternoon they attracted no measurable audience, The Guardian reports.

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The lack of audience came after viewers decided to boycott the channel after Welsh presenter Guto Harri "'took the knee' in solidarity with the England football team live on air.

Viewers took to Twitter at the time to discuss the "controversial" gesture.

One viewer said: "@GBNEWS presenter just took the knee I switched off"

Another penned: "I struggled with the poor technical stuff but when that guy took the knee the other day, that was the end of @gbnews for me."

While a third said: "@GBNews is finished now after that presenter took the knee"

The backlash from viewers led to GB News releasing a statement, which read: "On Tuesday a contributing presenter took the knee live on air and this was an unacceptable breach of our standards.

"We let both sides of the argument down by oversimplifying a very complex issue."

Thursday night saw them release another statement, which read: "GB News stands four square against racism in all its forms.

"We do not have a company line on taking the knee.

"Some of our guests have been in favour, some against. All are anti-racist. We have editorial standards that all GB News journalists uphold."

The channel’s director of programming, John McAndrew, has also quit the station in the last few days.

A spokesperson for GB News was unable to immediately confirm whether Harri would be leaving the channel, and refused to comment on McAndrew’s departure.

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