Arlene Foster has made her debut on GB News (Picture: GB News)
Former DUP leader Arlene Foster has joined GB News as a contributor on the Political Correction show.
Just days after ex-UKIP’s Nigel Farage made his debut on the channel hosting his very own segment, Mrs Foster announced her position on the station with the aim of bringing Northern Ireland into the mainstream of UK politics.
‘It’s very exciting to be here with such an august number of people this morning,’ she said.
Asked why she joined the show, Mrs Foster continued: ‘Two reasons really – first of all I see it as an opportunity to have a space for a civilised discussion in a meaningful way.
‘Very often political programmes are very short and snappy and there’s not enough opportunity to develop stories.
‘The second reason is to bring Northern Ireland into the mainstream of UK politics. It’s something I feel very passionate about, something that I have thought of as a student, a very long time ago.
Mrs Foster has joined Nigel Farage, Paul Embery and Dehenna Davison for the Political Correction show (Picture: GB News)
‘That is the opportunity in GB News and I am really looking forward to it.’
Mrs Foster’s position on GB News marks her first role since stepping down as Northern Ireland First Minister.
She joined Mr Farage, Paul Embery and Dehenna Davison for her inaugural show, where she spoke frankly of the social media abuse she has received.
‘I’ve reported various posts to the police,’ she said. ‘I have flagged particular posts that have crossed the line between free speech and abuse. But the company’s can and should do much more.’
GB News, positioned as a rival to the current affairs offerings of the likes of the BBC and Sky, is fronted by veteran broadcaster Andrew Neil.
The channel has captured a host of high-profile signings, including former Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher, ex-BBC presenter Simon McCoy and former ITV presenter Alastair Stewart.