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Boris Johnson will not be part of GB News’s election protection regardless of the channel asserting he would play a significant half within the UK and US elections. The former prime minister is known to be unable to participate within the broadcaster’s protection forward of the vote on July 4 because of his literary commitments.

The Times studies Mr Johnson has but to satisfy deadlines for 2 books he’s writing, one about his interval in Downing Street, for which he reportedly acquired an advance of £510,000, and a biography of William Shakespeare.

It may also trace to some that the previous PM needs to liberate time to play an element within the election in some form or kind.

Under Ofcom guidelines, a variety of GB News presenters will not be capable to entrance their reveals as they search re-election. This contains Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg and Lee Anderson. Nigel Farage has stepped again as nicely to assist Reform UK’s marketing campaign.

An insider advised The Times that, within the lead-up to an election, Mr Johnson must be showing extra however his e book is years late and whereas all journalists find out about pushing their deadlines, he’s doing that greater than most.

A spokesman for Mr Johnson advised the identical publication: “We are in discussions and he will appear in due course.”

Mr Johnson introduced on social media in October that he can be becoming a member of the channelin a transfer he described as “exciting”.

He vowed to offer GB News his “unvarnished views” on an array of matters, together with Russia, China and the battle in Ukraine in addition to why the folks of the world need to see extra of “global Britain” reasonably than much less.

Since Prime Minister Rishi Sunak referred to as the General Election there was a lot hypothesis as to what position, if any, Mr Johnson will play.

Mr Sunak advised the Telegraph they’d mentioned “the risk” Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer poses to the UK, however declined to say whether or not his Downing Street predecessor-but-one would hit the marketing campaign path for him.

Mr Johnson continues to be considered by many Conservatives as a robust campaigner, with discuss he would possibly assist drum up help for the Tories as they languish behind Labour within the polls.

Asked whether or not Mr Johnson would marketing campaign for him, Mr Sunak mentioned: “That’s a question for him. He’s a busy guy as well.”

The relationship between the lads has been tense since Mr Sunak’s resignation as chancellor beneath Mr Johnson’s premiership in July 2022, triggering a mass exodus of MPs from authorities and get together roles.

Earlier in May, Ofcom introduced it was beginning the method of contemplating a statutory sanction towards GB News after the printed of a programme that includes Mr Sunak.

The media watchdog dominated the present, which noticed Mr Sunak take questions from the viewers throughout a dwell hour-long programme, broke broadcasting due impartiality guidelines.

Ofcom mentioned the episode acquired a complete of 547 complaints and was “presented in the context of the forthcoming UK general election”. It mentioned there was “no issue with this programme’s editorial format in principle”.