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.


It’s Evan Davis, apparently. Hardly a controversial choice for the increasingly lefty show, under the stewardship of former Guardian man Ian Katz.

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Incidentally, hipster Katz has taken to signing off his emails ‘iKatz’.

Enough said.

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


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