David Dimbleby hopes for a “low key” exit from Question Time ahead of final episode

Following a turbulent couple of days in Westminster, the legendary broadcaster wants to keep the focus on politics

David Dimbleby (Getty)

David Dimbleby’s final curtain call as host of BBC1’s Question Time couldn’t come at a more turbulent time in British politics — and it seems that his last episode will reflect that.

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Guests will include former Brexit secretary David Davis, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner, former education secretary Nicky Morgan, the Green Party’s sole MP, Caroline Lucas, and comedian Jo Brand.

RadioTimes.com understands that Dimbleby, who has helmed the show for 25 years, is hoping for a “low-key” exit, keeping the focus on politics in light of the chaotic last few days.

He’s likely to briefly address his departure during his sign-off at the end of the episode, thanking producers for their work on the show.

However, it remains to be seen whether the broadcaster’s guests will have other ideas, following last week’s tribute by The Daily Telegraph journalist Charles Moore.

“At this time of great constitutional instability…we do value continuity, and the only two things that really have continuity in this country are Her Majesty the Queen and David Dimbleby,” Moore said to applause in the audience.

“I shall be very very sad [that] we won’t be seeing him anymore [on Question Time].

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Dimbleby’s final Question Time episode airs at 10.45pm on Thursday 13th December on BBC1