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BBC politics chief Robbie Gibb named as Theresa May's new director of communications

July 6, 2017 5:47 pm

Robbie Gibb, the BBC’s head of operations at Westminster, has been named as Theresa May’s new director of communications.

Mr Gibb, who has been with the BBC for 23 years, said on Twitter: “I am pleased to announce I will be leaving the BBC to join the prime minister, Theresa May, as her new director of communications.”

He has edited the Sunday and Daily Politics programmes for several years, and serves as Executive Editor for other programmes including Andrew Neil’s This Week, leaving him at least partly culpable for extremely stale jokes about Blue Nun wine and some curious Michael Portillo shirt choices.