GB News presenter Colin Brazier axed in channel's major shake-up

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Colin Brazier and GB News have confirmed important news including his exit as well as the significant shake-up of the channel, which aims at creating an 'evolution' following slumps in viewership.

Colin Brazier and GB News have mutually agreed to end his hosting role on the channel, thus confirming rumors recently.

Born on March 28, 1968, the former presenter for GB News is a famed journalist and MC in England. He has been a familiar face on television for the last two decades, having presented Sky News, Sky News Today, Saturday Live, and GB News. Because of his effort and courage to make reports about Afghanistan and document the Iraq war, he was awarded the New York Film festival Gold Medal.

Brazier and his co-host were axed

Since GB News was launched 15 months ago, Brazier, alongside his co-host Alexandra Phillips, has been fronting its shows.

However, a plan for a reorganization of the personnel at GB News has been announced, which includes Colin Brazier’s departure from the channel. Previously on August 31, many staff and anchors at GB News were already informed about the major shake-up as well as Brazier and Phillips' unexpected departure.

Daytime viewership for GB News has remained extremely low at thousands, prompting the channel to splash out £60 million in a rebooting effort in a bid to beat Rupert Murdoch's Talk TV.

Following the axe, Brazier took to Twitter to share a cryptic photo of a cup with the words 'Smile. Tha's not dead yet' printed on it.

GB News presenter Colin Brazier axed in channel's major shake-up

In another post, the widowed father of six captioned:

'Me and my Brazier Bunch get to start a new chapter today. It may involve a tractor. Standby for updates.'

After he tweeted ‘new chapter’ on his own Twitter page, people started gossiping about his departure from GB News. Colin's coworkers at the channel left cryptic comments, with Michelle Dewberry using the ‘love’ emoji and Alastair Stewart writing ‘Xxx.’

GB News presenter Colin Brazier axed in channel's major shake-up

A 'bloodbath' rebooting effort

As part of GB News' 'bloodbath' shake-up, every show that goes live between midday and 4 pm will be canceled and fresh programs will take their place.

As a result, Gloria De Piero and Liam Halligan’s private show that they have been on for a long time will no longer air and the two presenters will be working on other programs.

Gloria, a backbone of GB News since its beginning, will collaborate with Mark Longhurst, a former Sky News host, to co-host a new weekday program, GB Newsday.

She will be tasked with improving the popularity of her two immensely popular programs, The Real Me, in which she interviews politicians about their lives outside of politics, and Life and Times, in which influential politicians look back on their careers.

Patrick Christys will continue to present Friday Night Feast while hosting a new program called GB News Live in the late afternoons.

Every Sunday, Calvin Robinson will deliver Calvin's Common-Sense Crusade.

With the introduction of Liam's On the Money segment, Economics Editor GB News' coverage of the cost-of-living problem will be widened.

In addition to their much-liked Saturday morning show, married Conservative MPs Esther McVey and Philip Davies will co-host another program on Fridays.

Olivia Utley, who is leaving her position as The Telegraph's assistant comment editor, will join GB News in October.

Editorial Director Michael Booker commented on the restructuring by saying:

‘Our strength as a small start-up is our ability to innovate and move quickly to stay ahead, keep growing and keep listening to our audience.'

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