Award-winning BBC podcast Brexitcast is coming to BBC One in September where it’ll replace Andrew Neil’s This Week in the Thursday 11.30pm slot.
The broadcaster previously announced This Week would come to an end this summer after Neil decided to step down from the series and today confirmed plans for its replacement.
Featuring the BBC’s Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg, Europe Editor Katya Adler, Europe Correspondent Adam Fleming, and Political Correspondent Chris Mason, Brexitcast’s relaxed and entertaining take on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union has won it an army of loyal fans.
BBC bosses promise the new televised edition “will remain true to its format of delivering geeky and cheeky insights into the complicated world of Brexit from Westminster and Brussels,” and that a weekly podcast version will still be available to listen and download on BBC Sounds.
Laura Kuenssberg, Political Editor and Brexitcast presenter, said: “Who says no one’s interested in politics?!
“Brexitcast has grown and grown because our audience loves and deserves detailed explanations of enormous events, but likes a bit of devilment too.
“It’s an absolute thrill to bring the show to BBC One, and a privilege to invite the legendary and committed This Week audience to join us, following on from Andrew, the supreme late-night host.”
Dino Sofos, Series Editor, added: “Our nerdy podcast has been on an incredible journey, but we never thought that BBC One would come knocking!
We’re over the moon that a bigger audience will now be able to find out about Adam’s Brexit binders and I’m really excited to be following in the footsteps of other podcasts including The Ricky Gervais Show and My Dad Wrote A Porno in making the move to the small screen.
“Crucially though, making a TV version of the podcast doesn’t mean the format will change… after all, Brexitcast means Brexitcast.”