Victoria Derbyshire says she wants to join Strictly Come Dancing, but worries her role in Newsnight will get in the way.
The 54-year-old newsreader and journalist will join Kirsty Wark as co-lead presenter on the BBC’s current affairs program in 2022, but still wants to dabble in reality TV.
Derbyshire told Women and Home magazine: Please do a news night. ”
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The TV host appeared on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2020 at Gwitch Castle in northern Wales due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Derbyshire was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and underwent a mastectomy, radiation and chemotherapy.
She and her partner of 17 years, television producer Mark Sandel, decided to wed in 2018.
She said: “Mark has completely stepped up. He’s been amazing. He’s done everything to take care of me and the boys.
“After all was clear, we got married. We had a big party and wanted to celebrate with our sons, Mark’s daughter, my stepdaughter, Lizzie, and family and friends. It was great.”
Broadcaster is the mother of 18-year-old Oliver and 15-year-old Joe.
Derbyshire has called Newsnight “the finest work in journalism”.
She tweeted: “So happy to join the fab @KirstyWark and talented @BBCNewsnight team under new ambitious leadership.
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“This is one of the best jobs in British journalism and I can’t wait to defend more stories about people’s lives while holding those who represent them accountable.”
Derbyshire has hosted its own weekday morning current affairs show on BBC Two since 2015, but it was canceled in 2020 due to budget cuts.
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