John Cleese to host new show on GB News

The new show marks John’s return to UK television after a three-year hiatus.

GB News confirmed today that actor, comedian, writer, and producer John Cleese will host a new series on the channel next year.

The programme will feature John in conversation with his choice of guests on a wide range of areas that interest him. Mr Cleese revealed the news this morning in an interview with journalist Amol Rajan on BBC Radio 4’s Today Show.

The new show marks John’s return to UK television after a three-year hiatus. He last appeared on British screens in the sitcom Hold the Sunset in 2019.

The Executive Producer of his programme will be comedian and writer Andrew Doyle, who hosts Free Speech Nation on GB News.

Andrew is also Executive Producer of the channel’s nightly newspaper review show, Headliners, hosted entirely by comedians.

Andrew said: "John will have complete creative freedom to have the conversations he wants to have with the people who interest him most.

"Like John himself, it will be far from predictable.”