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Brighton Journal | 20th February 2020

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Channel 4 Could Move To Brighton

Channel 4 Could Move To Brighton
Hannah Midgley

One of the biggest broadcasters in the UK could be moving in next door after calls from a Brighton MP.

Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven, called on Culture Secretary the Rt. Hon Karen Bradley MP to consider Brighton and Hove as the new location for Channel 4.

The minister revealed yesterday that Channel 4 would not be privatised but should be moved at least partly away from the capital – news which followed an 18-month review period. It employs around 700 people.

Simon said: “The Culture Secretary has said she wants to hear about potential new homes for Channel 4. I believe that Brighton would be an ideal place for Channel 4 to relocate to. I have suggested this to the Culture Secretary and hope that she considers Brighton when deciding where to relocate this world-class organisation.”


Simon Kirby was elected as a Brighton MP in 2010

The broadcaster, famed for producing Gogglebox, First Dates and Come Dine With Me, is under a lot of pressure to divert some of its operations away from London to other parts of the UK. It will soon play host to the ever-popular Great British Bake Off.

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