January 30th, 2014

Sky News Political Editor: Telly Gossip Bonanza!

Speculation over the Sky News political editor job has reached fever pitch. Screw the immigration bill, it’s all anyone in the Westminster village  wants to talk about. Many ‘friends’ of delicate broadcast journalists have been in touch with MediaGuido, disappointed not to find their ‘friends’ name on our list of runners and riders. An announcement isn’t expected for several weeks at the least, though Guido hears that concerns have been raised about the prospect of an inky press man requiring months of training. Sky insiders say management want a candidate with significant broadcast experience, though that comes with very long notice periods. The latest names doing the round are:

  • Jon Craig – hat in the ring.
  • Gary Gibbon – dark horse.
  • Andy Bell – Channel 5 news used to be in the same building as Sky – well liked there and heavily tipped.
  • Chris Ship – Increasing speculation about ITV’s Deputy Political Editor.
  • James Landale – Old Etonians. Everywhere.

Joining speculation about:

  • Nick Watt
  • George Parker
  • Tom Newton Dunn
  • Joey Jones
  • Nick Robinson

Laura Kuenssberg is said to be out, and Cathy Newman was apparently approached but is apparently not interested. Guido is sitting by his phone patiently…


  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    No women.

  2. 2
    Lke you said the bankers ARE scum says:

    Can we have a bird with big tits

  3. 3

    Bit like picking the Grand National Winner innit. Up comes an outsider and thats it.

  4. 4
    Mike Hancock says:

    I’m available.

  5. 5
    Not sure says:

    Some bird with big nipples

  6. 6
    Magaggie says:

    Prime Ministers? I agree. Thatcher was terrible.

  7. 7
    Burger King says:

    Eric Pickles?

  8. 8
    Village Idiot says:

    …….How interesting?

  9. 9
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Breathless with excitement.

  10. 10
    Jimmy says:

    I reckon it’s between Jeremy Clarkson, Cheryl Cole and Glenn Beck.

  11. 11
    Pschye the Dog says:

    What, Fawkesy not even in the running, considering all the work and PR you have done on behalf of Sky and the Sun, Rupe does does not know what a mistake he has made not putting you in the running.

  12. 12
    Hugh Janus says:

    Not Landale please – he of the pursed lips, furrowed brow and windmlling hands. Almost in the same category as that other extreme irritant Peston.

  13. 13
    MIKE HANDLECOCK (give me a chance princess) says:

    Dave would like Rebekah Brooks to be his rider

  14. 14
    Long Wait says:

    An announcement isn’t expected for several weeks at the least….Guido is sitting by his ‘phone

  15. 15
    Anon says:

    Stop beating the meat then.

  16. 16
    Maximus says:

    Who they?

  17. 17
    Fiona 'Roadshow' Bruce says:

    Me! Me ! Me! I can act the News, just watch Me.

  18. 18
    well chuffed says:

    How times change. I can remember the early days (late eighties) of Sky , there was a press conference in No 10 with the assorted reptiles seated all around. Eventually the Sky News man stood up and asked his question introducing himself as (forget his name) Sky News. How the others laughed. To quote Bob Monkhouse , they’re not laughing now.

  19. 19
    Basically says:

    Boring, snoring telly types who love themselves.

  20. 20
    Ah! know says:

    ……one of the “stars” who groped DLT was Cockroache.

  21. 21
    Shooty* says:

    No-one cares.

  22. 22
    FFS says:

    John McCririck is looking for a job at the mo.

  23. 23
    Harryet Harperson says:

    What do you mean “No Wimmin'”
    It’s an outrage.

  24. 24
    Lard Rennard says:

    That’s what you tell all the girls.

  25. 25
    TWatson says:

    What are you taking?

  26. 26
    Snakehips Robinson says:

    he’ll set

  27. 27
    Sue says:

    Government abstaining on Raab amendment.

    Cameron’s pro EU social democrat front bench did not even need whipping.

  28. 28
    Mitch says:

    My cabbages could do with some slugs?

  29. 29
    McAdder says:

    Kuenssberg back at Beeb, apparently 200k salary for Newsnight.

  30. 30
    lescrompsblogg says:

    But still no BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis on the list ? The legs have it the legs have it

  31. 31
    Mikis says:

    Who gives a monkey’s? Find something more interesting to blog about.

  32. 32
    Diane Fartbott says:

    I’m not available.

  33. 33
    Nick Robinson is a complete tit says:

    Really hope Jon Craig gets the job. He knows Westminster inside out, he always gets the best out of his parliamentary interviewees, has a sense of humour, and comes across on camera as a thoroughly professional, decent chap.

  34. 34
    Truthteller says:

    All of them Establishment Lickspittles.

  35. 35
    Emily 4 Sky says:

    My vote goes for Emily Nomates.

    Not the plastic Beeboid but the one who crafted her trade at Geedo Towers

  36. 36
    Sir William Wayde says:

    Who will be the next Sky News Political Editor? The nation is agog. The talk in the Waad Arms is of nothing else.

  37. 37
    Dirty Digger says:

    This position should be kept open for that very well informed insider….

    The one and only Andy Coulson

  38. 38
    Sir William Wayde says:

    He’d have to wear a tie. A clean tie.

  39. 39
    Quelle surprise! says:

    Majority of 800,000 UK migrants with no English do not have jobs.

  40. 40
    Rebekah from Old Bailey says:

    Happy Chinese New Year to you all – especially our Dave

    It is the Year of the Horse

  41. 41
    Sky Elector says:

    Us subscripbers should vote on the senior staff at Sky

    What about democracy I say

    My vote goes to Sophie Ridge

    She is naughty….

  42. 42
    Sky Elector says:

    I vote for Anji Boulton

    The man who made Adam

  43. 43
    Dear Rupert says:

    Has Medhi Hasan been busy writing letters to Rupert Murdoch?

  44. 44
    Fly on the wall says:

    Phew! We must all be grateful for small mercies.

  45. 45
    Jon Craig says:

    I’m pretty fed up with the shower of shit in Westminster if the truth be told

    I would prefer to spend my day at the races

  46. 46
    Cicciolina Sally Alley says:

    Squeaker doesn’t like me telling him that the legs have it…

    But it’s true

    Except for him,

    He is the only Member whose arse touches the ground – quite naturally of course

    innocent grin

  47. 47
    Sky voter says:

    I vote for Max Clifford

    He knows where all the skeletons are

    (after he has served his time of course)

  48. 48
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    That’s what happens when you give the local peasants access to broadband.

  49. 49
    Radio Bollocks says:

    I know it’s Nick.

  50. 50
    FFS says:

    Is there any chance that Julie Etchingham can do two jobs?

    I know she’s another leftie and She’s already worked for Sky but she makes for good viewing. Since the court injunction I don’t see as much of her as I used to.

  51. 51
    John Ward (Medway) says:

    …or not so small ones.

  52. 52
    McAdder says:

    …but alas too young.

  53. 53
    Bert the Builder says:

    Andy Bell, who’d have thunk it!
    Once a pop singer with Erasure, now a political pundit.

  54. 54
    Err says:

    Are you Jon snow?

  55. 55
    John Bellingham says:

    Simple. No benefits of any kind (inc. NHS, child benefit, bus pass etc.) if failure to attend free English language courses and pass exam. within six months-after all, it is not as though they are busy, is it?

  56. 56
    Observant says:

    Neither is Bob

  57. 57
    Disappointed audience says:

    Oh yes they do

  58. 58
    Blind Pugh says:

    Who gives a flying fuck?

  59. 59
    Gromit via sign language says:

    If I had a pound for every time Jon Craig blinks I would be a rich dog!

  60. 60
    Riggsy Brown says:

    Daisy McAndrew should be on that list. Serious eye candy who knows the political scene well and, apparently, refuses to be intimidated by `spokespeople’ or the denizens of the HoC. Said to have grassed up Charlie Kennedy, her employer, for being drunk in charge of a political party. My kinda girl!

  61. 61
    what sort of cunt would use the phrase "fever pitch" in relation to this sort of shite? says:


  62. 62
    Only when she's sitting on your face says:

    Good shout.

  63. 63
    Jon Craig's bumchum says:

    Really hope Jon Craig gets the job. He knows Westminster inside out, he always gets the best out of his parliamentary interviewees, has a sense of humour, and comes across on camera as a thoroughly professional, decent chap.

  64. 64
    Sounds so far up her own arse there wouldn't be any room for your cock says:

    “A self-confessed speed-junkie, motorcycles, go-karts, dune-buggies and fast cars are her other passions as well as throwing paper planes, cooking, walking her dog Nigel and endlessly moving home!”

  65. 65
    Spartacus says:

    . . . . YAWN,

  66. 66
    Hugh Janus says:


  67. 67
    macca mcfc says:

    And that matters because?

  68. 68
    Border Terrier says:

    Can only be better than the sad old fat fart that is Adam Bolton.

  69. 69
    broderick crawford says:

    Sitting by your phone ?

    No need Guido . …. they re waiting for YOU to make the first move .

    Just let it be known that you would not be averse to having “your name go forward ” and they ll be dragging you into the hot seat before you can say
    ” golden hello “!!

  70. 70
    A Misogynist says:

    Pity- would be nice for a female to come out with the same sentiments as Jon Snow regarding imagined sex

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    put your money on a bbc candidate sky is rapidly becoming the new bbc it has the stench of the bbc watched murnaghan advocating it was better to house a pregnant immigrant that a serving british soldier and his family

  72. 72
    Pschye the Dog says:

    Why is Geedes a relative to the Australian cultural attache

  73. 73
    Biffo says:

    Preferably, until the blood runs & a bit of septicemia sets in – or leprosy – I’m not fussy.

  74. 74
    Biffo says:

    Shouldn’t even have been allowed in if they can’t speak the language – and the same goes for all the British ex-pats in Spain unwilling to learn the local lingo.

  75. 75
    Biffo says:

    Yeah Dave, here’s my Chinese New Year present to you – a virulent strain of Bird Flu.

  76. 76
    vile labour ruined my wife says:

    please god don’t let it be Olivia Newton Dunn, son of a Liberal Peer, another scion of the establishment.

  77. 77
    Desperate Dan says:

    It has to be John Craig, obviously. Or Kay Burley.

  78. 78
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Would Sir Brillo consider it as a final challenge? He’d be good as always but life at Al JaBeeba is just too comfortable.

  79. 79
    Broderick Crawford says:

    Me again? That’s a 538d!

  80. 80
    Anonymous says:

    Whereas Gordon was fabuloso !

  81. 81
    Post hoc says:

    Fraser Nelson anyone?

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