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Charles Moore pulls out of BBC chairman race, sparking new hunt for the role 

Leading contender for BBC chairman Charles Moore pulls out of the race, sparking new hunt to fill role

  • Lord Charles Moore of Etchingham has signalled he wouldn’t apply for the role
  • Lord Moore pointed towards pulling out of the race due to family reasons 
  • Culture secretary Oliver Dowden insisted last month that ‘no offers have been made’ over new Ofcom and BBC chairmen but warned the Governments wants a ‘strong, big person’ to hold Beeb to account

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The leading contender for the new BBC chairman role has pulled out, sparking a new hunt for the top spot. 

Lord Charles Moore of Etchingham is said to have suggested he will not apply for the position once current chairman Sir David Clementi stands down. 

Lord Moore, who previously worked as the editor of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, has cited family reasons for his choice to back out of the race. 

Though the government is yet to publish a job advertisement for the position, Lord Moore has often been linked to the role, the Telegraph reports.  

Lord Charles Moore of Etchingham has said he will not apply for the BBC chairman position once current chairman Sir David Clementi stands down

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden insisted last month that ‘no offers have been made’ over who would be the new Ofcom and BBC chairmen – but warned the Governments wants a ‘strong, big person’ to hold Beeb to account 

Speaking in September Mr Dowden played down either appointment, pointing out there would be a process for appointing both roles, with interviews conducted by an independent panel. 

He told BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show that no offers had been made, adding: ‘We have a formal process for them to go through so I will be launching shortly the competition for the chair of the BBC.’

But it hasn't stopped ongoing speculation that Paul Dacre has been approached by Boris Johnson to become Chairman of Ofcom, nor the belief that BBC critic Charles Moore could be the next chairman of the corporation

But it hasn’t stopped ongoing speculation that Paul Dacre has been approached by Boris Johnson to become Chairman of Ofcom, nor the belief that BBC critic Charles Moore could be the next chairman of the corporation

But it hasn’t stopped ongoing speculation that Paul Dacre has been approached by Boris Johnson to become Chairman of Ofcom, nor the belief that BBC critic Charles Moore could be the next chairman of the corporation.

Speaking on Sky’s Sophy Ridge at the end of last month, Conservative MP Steve Moore said he would be ‘delighted’ to see both appointments. 

However the shadow culture secretary Jo Stevens asked why the Government was ‘interfering,’ in the process. 



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