Veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby, 84, rules himself out of BBC chairman job – after twice applying for it in the past
Dimbleby, 84, has tried twice to secure the position in the past. But he told Radio 4’s Today programme: ‘I am now focusing on broadcasting, which has always been my greatest pleasure. So I shall carry on doing that.
‘No, I won’t apply. If asked to do it I will say, ”No, thank you very much, not this time around.” ‘
Mr Dimbleby also claimed the position should no longer be decided by the Prime Minister.
Broadcaster David Dimbleby (pictured) yesterday ruled himself out of the running to become the new chairman of the BBC following the resignation of Richard Sharp
Richard Sharp quit as BBC chairman and will leave at the end of June