BBC | David Frost joins al-Jazeera TV
Veteran UK broadcaster Sir David Frost is to join Arabic-language TV station al-Jazeera, the network has confirmed.

Sir David is to appear on al-Jazeera International, the pan-Arab news network’s new English-language channel, due to be launched next spring.

The Qatar-based channel said Sir David, who broadcast his final Breakfast with Frost programme for the BBC in May, would be among the “key on-air talent”.

Sir David was quoted as saying he felt “excitement” about his new role.

“Most of the television I have done over the years has been aimed at British and American audiences,” he said.

“This time, while our target is still Britain and America, the excitement is that it is also the six billion other inhabitants of the globe.”

Every now and then, a news story comes along that makes one say, “Did I hear that correctly?”

Of course, it’s a brilliant move by al-Jazeera, and gives its new English-language channel a huge boost in credibility and prestige.

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