David Dimbleby in talks with BBC over new contract

David DimbelbyQuestion Time host David Dimbleby is still in talks with the BBC over a new contract.

Danny Cohen, BBC One’s controller, revealed that Dimbleby had yet to sign a new contract with the corporation. However, Cohen initially stated the presenter had agreed to host more editions of BBC One’s Question Time but later corrected himself and stated Dimbleby was still in talks over his contract. Cohen said “I want him to stay and do Question Time” and also revealed a possible new landmark series was in the works for Dimbleby following the success of Seven Ages of Britain.

However, a possible stumbling block in discussions between Dimbleby and the BBC over his contract are the plans to move production of Question Time to Glasgow. Earlier this year the political panel shows editor Ed Havard quit over the plans and there has been criticisms in over quarters over the proposals.