THE Telegraph’s associate political editor Christopher Hope is set to join GB News.

The journalist, who has been with the paper for almost 20 years, said he was very excited to be joining the channel as its head of politics and political editor.

Hope has had several roles at the Telegraph during his time there including Whitehall editor and chief political correspondent.

He also hosts a weekly podcast interview series called Chopper’s Politics.

Writing on his Twitter, he said: “Some personal news. After nearly 20 years’ working at The Daily Telegraph, I am very excited to be joining @GBNews as its head of politics and political editor later this year.

“I love the team at the @Telegraph, and its wonderful readers, and will miss them all so much.”

Hope started his journalism career on trade publications before joining the Telegraph, where he was initially part of the business reporting team.

“For me, the most exciting thing about joining GB News is the opportunity to bring politics to audiences who feel they’ve been poorly served by media in the past”, he said.

“The next General Election will be decided in the Red Wall, in the exact areas of the north where GB News has won some of the strongest audiences in news broadcasting.

“It’s a vital constituency offering a compelling motive to cover politics differently.”

In his post on social media, Hope said it had been a “privilege” to work for the newspaper.

GB news is set to launch a new nightly show hosted by Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg next Monday at 8pm.

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Recently, while appearing on Dan Wootton’s show, a guest labelled Nicola Sturgeon an "overstuffed little haggis”.

GB News Editorial director Michael Booker said: “We’re investing heavily in political journalism and our political team is becoming a real force to be reckoned with.

“Christopher’s arrival later this year is a coup – watch out, Westminster.”

The station started 2023 with plans to cut costs, hire more big names and remove itself from an advertising blacklist.

The Guardian reported that the broadcaster’s chair Alan McCormick is aiming to make the broadcaster more “disciplined”.