It would be “difficult” for the Government to appoint a new chairman of the BBC without the approval of MPs, the outgoing incumbent has said.
Boris Johnson’s first choice to be chairman of the BBC has ruled himself out of the role, according to reports.
MPs have called for “transparency” in top broadcasting appointments after the Government faced accusations of “interfering” in the process.
The new BBC chairman must be a “strong, big person” who can hold the broadcaster to account, a Cabinet minister has said, as the Government faced accusations of “interfering” in the appointment process.
Environmental activist Greta Thunberg has signed up to guest edit the Today programme.