The former newspaper editor and staunch Brexiteer Lord Charles Moore who opposes the BBC TV licence fee could become the next Chairman of the corporation.
It has been reported that Lord Moore is Downing Street’s choice for the top job at the BBC and was given a peerage by Prime Minister Boris Johnson this year.
The Old Etonian was also Johnson’s boss at the Daily Telegraph. The move will bring fears of a radical changes in the BBC’s culture.
Andrew Neil said BBC executives “were choking on their muesli” when he was previously linked to the BBC.
Neil said that he expects the BBC will be “begging me to take” the job now Lord Moore is the favourite in the running.
Lord Moore has previously described the hefty TV licence fee as an “offence to freedom and a poll tax for anyone with a television.”
The current BBC Chairman Sir David Clementi’s term ends in February.