Andrew Neal has launched his new GB News channel to feature his “Anti-Voque” co-stars, saying “We are proud to be British – the clue is in the name”.
The president of the new channel told viewers that GB News would “cover stories that matter to you and have been neglected” and would provide “a vast array of voices that reflect the views and values of our United Kingdom”. .
But the launch was interrupted due to technical difficulties as one of the star guests, Nigel Farage, was canceled after he was cut from a Co-op Pizza ad.
Farage criticized Black Lives Matter for attempting to bring down Western civilization and was about to give his opinion on whether Boris Johnson had “awakened” after the G7 speech, before being cut. Used to promise to build back in a “gender-neutral” way. .
The former leader of the Brexit party did not appear again after the break.
Dan Wooten’s next guest Sir Alan Sugar was also cut short. Sir Alan Sugar quipped: “You’re going to have a technical problem there – you can use one of my old computers.”
In his opening monologue, Andrew Neal said: “GB News will not follow the current news agenda. We are not a rolling news channel nor will we provide traditional news bulletins. But on all of our programs and forums you will always find that What is happening and what is the country talking about.”
He added: “GB News will not be another echo chamber for the cosmopolitan mindset that already dominates the media. Our clear aim is to empower those who feel that their stories, their opinions, their concerns are being ignored. Given or undermined. We are proud to be British. The clue is in the name.”
He introduced his “strong persona” hosts, which included former Sky journalists Kirsty Gallagher and Colin Brazier, The Apprentice winners Michelle DeBerry and Mercy Muroki.
“I didn’t study journalism at university,” former Brexit Party candidate Michelle DeBerry said proudly before joining the channel because she was “fed up” with being called racist or xenophobic.
Colin Brazier said that the gap between what the mainstream media was reporting on and real life was widening as to the reason for his involvement.
But the first segment didn’t go smoothly with some technical issues reported by viewers, including microphone cutting and poor visual quality.
Show host and writer, Neil Oliver, known for shows including Coast and A History of Ancient Britain, briefly encountered a problem with his microphone, with Andrew Neal jokingly saying: “We are proud that at GB We have the King of Scotland in our line-up. News and I promise, Your Majesty, next time we’ll give you a better microphone.”
Viewers jumped over the technical hurdles, saying the launch was an insult to “student television”.
But other viewers were more forgiving in praising her for the brave launch of the channel.
The Morning presenter, Eamon Holmes, tweeted: “I hope GBNEWS has a good chance….we need a jolt on the news front. Maybe this will keep all other news providers on their toes I have great respect for TV news but it is a reminder that news is not just Westminster or a constantly awake agenda.”
Introducing his program, Dan Wootton compares his anti-lockdown scholar COVID to a “scare campaign” no matter what Gareth Southgate says Kneeling is not racist.
GB News will air seven days a week in the UK and Ireland and will be available globally on digital platforms.
On Friday, the network also announced plans to launch a national radio service early next month through a proposed deal with telecommunications company Arkiva.