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Lee Anderson gets his own GB News show

Lee Anderson (Alamy)

The remorseless rise of Lee Anderson continues. Having been named Tory deputy chairman last month – and then swiftly started a national conversation on bringing back hanging – the Red Wall Tory has today been named as the latest presenter in the constellation of stars that is GB News. In a statement, the ex-miner declared that:

GB News is the true voice of the Great British silent majority. I’m joining the people’s channel to ensure their voice is heard.

One of those Anderson will be working alongside is Gloria De Piero, his Labour predecessor (and former boss) as MP for Ashfield. Other colleagues include a hat-trick of fellow Tories in Jacob Rees-Mogg, Philip Davies and Esther McVey. Sounds like the green room will need to start boasting leather green benches.

Let’s just hope Anderson doesn’t follow JRM in having any embarrassing viral moments like his unfortunate Grenfell comments during the last election…

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