‘News won’t be the same’ Susanna Reid bids emotional farewell to C4 anchor Jon SnowDecember 23, 2021
Jon Snow emotionally signs off final Channel 4 News show
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Susanna Reid, 51, has presented on Good Morning Britain since 2014, having previously presented on BBC Breakfast alongside Bill Turnbull and Charlie Stayt. The GMB presenter has taken to Twitter to bid a sad farewell to Channel 4’s Jon Snow, 74, as he hosted his final show this evening.
News won’t be the same without you.
In view of her 843,300 Twitter followers, she penned: “News won’t be the same without you @jonsnowC4.
“Always able to connect with the audience, never afraid to show emotion when reporting and stylish on air and on a bike.
“Going to miss you at 7pm.”
Social media users took to the comments to air their views on the Channel 4 anchor.
Geoffwilton2 said: “A Joy to watch and genuinely empathetic. A big loss to the news.”
SittonGary added: “Couldn’t agree more. Fiercely independent as all journalists should be.”
RobertFingleton commented: “He was always willing to go above and beyond for the story!!” (sic)
Jon was tearful as he made his final appearance this evening, calling Channel 4 the “greatest privilege of his life”.
Jon presented his final segment from 7-8pm and appeared emotional as he said his final goodbyes.
Speaking to the cameras, he said: “It’s wonderful and so rewarding.”
He continued: “In the end Jackie, I am nothing in this studio without the technical journalistic teams.
“And thanks to the far-sighted governments, regulators, that have given us an hour of independent news in prime time.
“Thank you to all the people who have trusted me with their stories, all over the world, often in appalling circumstances.
“Most of all, I’m so grateful to you at home – yes, you sitting there!”
He continued: “It’s not always an easy watch and we don’t always get it right but your hunger to learn more about the world, to hear different voices, to get closer to the truth – it’s been the greatest privilege of my life to bring you the news.
“Thank you. Stay safe, that’s Channel 4 News. Good evening.”
Celebrities including Piers Morgan and Jamie Oliver have also paid respects to the longest-running presenter on the channel.
Piers tweeted: “Farewell Snowy @jonsnowC4 after 32 years at Channel 4 News.
“You’ve been a consistently brilliant news broadcaster, and aside from the ludicrous ties, and dodgy helmets, a lot of fun too. Congrats on a great run – I’ll miss you!”
Jon will continue to work with Channel 4 on long-form projects and spend more time focusing on his charitable work.
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