Alastair Stewart stops ITV News after making ‘errors of judgment’ on social media|Home entertainment Daily
Newsreader Alastair Stewart has stopped his presenter role on ITV News due to what the channel called “errors of judgment” in his use of social networks.
Stewart stated in a statement that he regrets his “misjudgement” as he confessed working with ITN for decades has been “a privilege”.
As reported by the Daily Mail, he stated in a statement: “It was a misjudgement which I are sorry for, however it’s been a benefit to bring the news to households throughout the UK for the past 40 years.”
And according to the publication, ITV’s director of news and present affairs, Michael Jermey, commented: “Alastair has been an enduring, familiar figure to audiences of ITV News, both reporting and providing with difference. We wish him the absolute best for the future.”
Anna Mallett, primary executive of ITN, thanked Stewart for his “contribution” to the program and his “commitment” to broadcasting.
She said: “We would like to identify Alastair’s contribution as one of the UK’s primary reporters and TV presenters and to thank him for his commitment to delivering top quality broadcast news over lots of years.”
As of Wednesday (January 29 2020), Alastair’s Twitter account appeared to have been removed.
Stewart signed up with Southern Tv in 1976 and moved to ITN in 1980, that makes him the longest serving male newsreader.
While he wan an anchor with ITV News, Stewart made TELEVISION history as the moderator of the very first election argument in between then Conservative leader David Cameron, former Labour employer Gordon Brown and the Lib Dems’ Nick Clegg.
And in 2005, he won the Royal Television Society Award for Speaker of the Year.
It is yet to be verified exactly what “misjudgement” Stewart has confessed to making on social media.
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