As Mastermind heads towards its 50th anniversary next year, Clive Myrie has been announced as the fifth host of the notoriously tricky quiz show.
A double winner at this year’s RTS Television Journalism Awards, Myrie works as a news journalist and has been a regular presenter of the BBC News at Six and Ten since 2010. Prior to this, Myrie worked as a BBC correspondent across the globe, reporting from Asia, Africa, Washington and Brussels.
Myrie will be taking over from fellow BBC journalist John Humphrys, whose last episode will air in April.
Clive Myrie commented: “What a privilege it is to take on this new role. Mastermind with Magnus Magnusson formed the backdrop to my youth, and now to be at the helm is a dream come true. I’m excited and can’t wait to get stuck in.”
Kate Phillips, BBC’s Director of Entertainment, added: “Clive will be a superb host, witty, wise and with a wicked sense of humour, he’s a consummate interrogator who also understands the fear involved when facing a barrage of questions in the spotlight.”
Myrie will begin filming in Belfast in July, with Mastermind returning to screens later this year.
Watch Clive Myrie accept his award for Network Presenter of the Year at the RTS Television Journalism Awards below: