GB News in crisis as yet another star leaves station after just three months

GB News in crisis as yet another star leaves station after just three months


GB News is set to see another reporter leave the station after just three months on air.

Ed Crawford took up the role of East of England reporter in May 2022 after his predecessor 25-year-old Amelia Harper was poached by rival start-up station TalkTV.

However, the station has lost yet another member of its on-screen roster as Ed took to his Twitter account to announce he is leaving the station.

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Ed took to his twitter account to post a statement announcing the news.

He said: "I've decided to leave my role as the East of England reporter with GB News."

He continued: "it's been an amazing experience and I've learned so much working with the very talented people at GB News. GB News has shaken the UK media landscape, and its reporters are some of the best in the business."

Ed added: "It has been a privilege to have played a part and worked alongside so many professionals. Big things are coming in the future…"

This comes less than a month after Rachel Sweeney departed the station as North East Reporter and less than three months after North West reporter Bradley Harris left to join Channel 5 News.

Ed would be the 11th reporter to have left the station in just over a year since broadcasting after Hanisha Sethi, Duncan Sleightholme, Conchúr Dowds, Kevin Larkin, Josh Rom, Anna Riley and Balvinder Sidhu also left their respective roles with the start-up broadcaster.

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High-profile presenter Simon McCoy departed the station at the end of 2021 and former Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher is yet to return to her role after stepping back following the discovery of a benign ear tumour in her right ear.

However, In January as Eamonn Holmes signed on to front the revamped Breakfast show with his former Sky News colleague, Isabel Webster and is soon to be joined by Michael Portillo, Camilla Tominey and Andrew Pierce in new presenting roles.

This also comes as Vanessa Feltz has signed on to take over the drivetime show on rival network talkTV from Jeremy Kyle who will launch his own primetime show in the autumn.

The Daily Star has reached out to GB News for comment.


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