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Jeremy Paxman retires from Newsnight
Published 01/05/14



JEREMY PAXMAN is quitting Newsnight after 25 years – so he can get to bed earlier.

The host of the weeknight BBC Two programme said that it was “time to move on”.

Paxman, 63, who lives in Stonor, said: “After 25 years, I should rather like to go to bed at much the same time as most people.”

He added: “It’s been fun. I have had the pleasure of working with lots of clever, creative and amusing people. I think I’ve been lucky.”

Paxman will continue presenting University Challenge which he has fronted since 1994.

BBC director-general Tony Hall, who lives in Henley, said that Paxman was “a rare and dazzling talent”.

“He has a unique ability to create moments of real discomfort for politicians and memorable delight for audiences,” Mr Hall said.

He added: “For that cussed brilliance, and much more besides, the BBC and out audiences will always be in his debt.”

Paxman told bosses that he wanted to quit last July following a series of blunders but agreed to stay until June.

The BBC had dropped what would have been the first report into Jimmy Savile’s sex abuse and wrongly implicated the late Conservative peer Lord McAlpine in child abuse claims in 2012.


PUBLISHED 01/05/14



 
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