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June Sarpong joins BBC Two’s Newsnight: “We’ve all got to grow up”

June Sarpong is joining BBC Two’s flagship Newsnight programme.

The former T4 presenter will not be replacing Jeremy Paxman, but will appear in various special features.

She told the Daily Telegraph: “I’m going to be doing some stuff for Newsnight. I’m not replacing Jeremy Paxman before the rumours start. I’m doing specials for them.”

The 36-year-old has moved back to the UK for the new role, after relocating to the US. She explained: “I got back to London six weeks ago.

“I’ve gone from Sunday morning television to Newsnight, but you know we’ve all got to grow up. It’s all highbrow now.”

Last month, Paxman confirmed that he will leave the current affairs show in June, after taking the decision last summer to move on from the programme.

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