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Former BBC South East Today presenter Polly Evans joins GB News

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Polly Evans, long-time presenter of BBC South East Today has announced she will be joining GB News.

Having joined the BBC in 2005 , Evans is best known for presenting the evening news show with Rob Smith, and had been at the BBC for 14 years when she left in 2019.

The pair took over the co-anchor roles from Geoff Clark and Beverley Thompson in 2009.

In 2017, Polly joined the editorial staff and became a producer, stepping behind the camera.

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She left for good in 2019 to work with The Access Project, a charity which "work[s] with bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds to help them gain access to top universities by providing volunteers tutors and in-school support."

She functioned as the Head of Communications and Digital whilst with The Access Project.

However, she is now back in the news industry, having announced on Twitter that she will be joining Andrew Neil's new GB News channel as a senior producer.

The TV channel has been described as a right-wing-leaning outlet by the Financial Times and likened to Fox News by the Guardian.

GB News is slated to broadcast segments entitled "Wokewatch" and "Mediawatch" as part of Neil's nightly broadcast, as announced on BBC Radio 4 in March.

Evans will join the likes of Tom Harwood, Simon McCoy and Gloria De Piero as contributors to the network, though it remains unclear when GB News will begin broadcasting, though it is expected at some point in 2021.

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