Sophie Raworth to take on Andrew Marr’s Sunday morning slot until BBC finds permanent new host

Sophie Raworth will serve as an interim replacement for Andrew Marr as the host of the BBC’s flagship Sunday political show from January.

The show, currently titled The Andrew Marr Show, will temporarily be titled Sunday Morning.

Raworth will begin her short stint as the programme’s host on 9 January. 

Delighted to say that Sophie Raworth (@sophieraworth) will be interim presenter of Sunday Morning on @BBCOne from January 2022.

— BBC News Press Team (@BBCNewsPR) December 3, 2021

During her career, the Surrey-born newsreader has worked as a senior presenter on the BBC News at Six and the BBC News at Ten.

She also presents the BBC’s Election Night coverage alongside other broadcasters.

During her temporary position, the BBC will undertake a recruitment process for a permanent presenter before relaunching with a new title and look.

Veteran broadcaster Marr announced he was leaving the BBC after 21 years last month to join LBC and the New Statesman, and said he was "keen to get my own voice back".

His last show will be broadcast on 19 December.

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