Why Is Andrew Marr Leaving Bbc: Several sources have said that Andrew Marr’s decision to quit the BBC was motivated by a desire to speak openly on environmental and political concerns while also avoiding the daily internet insults he endures, according to the sources.
The high-profile journalist’s abrupt shift to LBC radio, which was revealed on Friday, would enable him to abandon his BBC neutrality and so dodge some of the incessant criticism he gets from across the political spectrum, both on social media and from pundits, according to the BBC. In addition, the former political editor of the BBC intends to publish opinion articles for newspapers to voice his views.
In his tweets, he elaborated on his reasons for quitting the BBC, writing, ‘I believe that British politics and public life are about to enter an even more volatile decade, and as I’ve already said, I am eager to regain my own voice.’
The Andrew Marr programme has been on every Sunday morning for 16 years now, and that is probably more than enough time for anybody!’ says the presenter.
‘Coming to Global provides me a new freedom — to conduct fast-paced, very regular political journalism on LBC with no filter, and in totally my own voice,’ he concluded.
Marr is a senior journalist and broadcaster who started his career as a political analyst before moving on to edit The Independent newspaper for a period of time between 1996 and 1998.
Marr then began his career at the BBC in 2000 as a political editor before becoming the anchor of The Andrew Marr Show – formerly known as Sunday AM – in 2005. He has also produced many documentaries for the network during his time there.
Marr, on the other hand, revealed in November 2021 that he would be leaving the BBC and that his programme would be coming to an end as well.
On November 19, Mr Marr announced his intention to resign from his position as a BBC broadcaster through social media. “After 21 years with the BBC, I have chosen to leave the organisation,” he stated on Twitter. There are many great memories and lovely coworkers that I will leave behind.”
Despite the fact that he is leaving the BBC, Mr Marr will not be retiring from the world of political analysis. With effect from the beginning of next year, Mr Marr will be working for Global, where he will host political and cultural programmes and write for newspapers.