With James Naughtie’s announcement earlier this week that he is – after 21 years - leaving the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, there was a rather imposing opening at the radio’s flagship slot.
Nick Robinson has announced that he will be taking over from Naughtie ‘in due course’ after spending 10 years as political editor for the corporation.
The BBC also reports that Robinson is currently ‘taking time off after the coverage of this week's Budget to complete his recovery from the surgery he had in March, which successfully removed a tumour from his lung.’
Robinson said it was an "honour" to succeed Naughtie and he was "looking forward to hearing someone else's analysis of what our politicians are up to".
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