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'Goodbye woke wonders!' BBC rival GB News to start broadcasting 'within weeks'

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According to The Telegraph, the 24-hour news network will launch on May 31. Showreels of its presenters will begin from May 27, with live programming set to start four days later, they claim.

GB News will air on Freeview channel 236 as well as on Sky, Virgin Media, YouView and Freesat.

Spearheaded by former BBC veteran, Andrew Neil, the timing of the launch has yet to be decided.

A GB News spokesperson said: "The only confirmed dates are related to technical launches.

"No date has been decided for the launch of live programming.

GB News to start broadcasting within weeks

GB News to start broadcasting within weeks (Image: Getty)

BBC far-right rival GB News to start this month

BBC far-right rival GB News to start this month (Image: Getty)

"That decision will not be made for some time, possibly weeks."

Now, with GB News soon to be on Britons' screens, commentators have celebrated.

Alan Sked, emeritus professor of international history at LSE, tweeted: "GB News will launch from around the end of this month on Freeview 236, Sky and other platforms.

"It will be a 24-hour news channel. Bye-bye BBC News programmes!

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BBC director-general Tim Davie

BBC director-general Tim Davie (Image: Getty)

"Goodbye Maitlis, Bradby and other woke wonders."

Someone else tweeted: "Shame we still have to pay the BBC for the privilege of watching someone else's channel. #DefundTheBBC".

While another Twitter user added: "I'm really excited about this...especially with 24hr broadcasting.

"Definitely bye-bye to @BBCNews and @SkyNews and their biased anti-British news reporting waving hands, grinning faces with smiling eyes."

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European TV licences compared

European TV licences compared (Image: Express)

Another person said it was "much-welcomed news".

While others welcomed the rival to the BBC, some said Sky News will "really suffer" as a result of the new station.

They said: "It's been assigned a station.

"Look forward to this new addition.

GB News spearheaded by Andrew Neil

GB News spearheaded by Andrew Neil (Image: PA)

"Sky will really suffer."

Another added: "I can't wait.

"The woke s***e being broadcast from the BBC is driving people to despair.

"Munchetty sniggering at the Union Jack was the last straw for me."

BBC rival GB News receives launch date

BBC rival GB News receives launch date (Image: Getty)

Someone else said: "Brilliant news. Bring it on.

"More impartial news will benefit this country enormously and probably bring @BBCNews to their senses if they wish to hold onto viewers."

The broadcaster has secured investment to hire up to 120 journalists in its attempt to change the media landscape.

Colin Brazier, the former Sky News presenter, said he joined GB News because "the mainstream broadcasters were getting out of touch with a large portion of the viewership".

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