With the BBC set to make a formal announcement about Jeremy Paxman’s replacement at Newsnight imminently, tweets from BBC staff revealing the news were hurriedly deleted. Not quite all of them, though.
Evan Davis to join #newsnight following the departure of Jeremy Paxman.
— Lucy Walker (@lucybellewalker) July 21, 2014
It’s Evan Davis, apparently. Hardly a controversial choice for the increasingly lefty show, under the stewardship of former Guardian man Ian Katz.
Incidentally, hipster Katz has taken to signing off his emails ‘iKatz’.
Update: Talking of email signatures, journalist Neil Midgley tweets Mr S to say ‘apparently James Harding uses ‘Allbest, James’. Which one BBC wag said ‘makes me want him to Shutfuckup’.
— Neil Midgley (@NeilMidgley) July 21, 2014
More Spectator for less. Subscribe and receive 12 issues delivered for just £12, with full web and app access. Join us.