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.
A former editor of the Daily Mail has been tipped to become chairman of the broadcast regulator Ofcom.
Channel 4 has commissioned a series charting the career and cultural influence of former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre.