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More big changes expected at the BBC

Mr S hears that the race to succeed Paxo came down to two candidates: the PM programme’s Eddie Mair and Today’s Evan Davis.

Davis’s move frees up the morning slot — with the berth potentially pencilled in for Nick Robinson after next year’s general election. That, in turn, would trigger a race for one of the most coveted jobs in journalism: Political Editor of the BBC.

Rest now; but Aunty’s game of musical chairs is far from over.

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