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Sir David Frost's new deal with BBC News

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MUMBAI: The BBC has commissioned legendary television host Sir David Frost to host a new high-profile series of interviews.

These will be done for the programme band The Frost Interview and will air on the UK channel BBC News.

Frost has spent four decades in the broadcast business. He is the only person to have interviewed the last six UK prime ministers and the last seven US presidents. In India several years ago, Frost could be seen hosting The Guinness Book Of World Records on DD.

The new series will be pegged to key UK and global news stories and will focus on the people at the heart of the news.

The series came about as a result of a new three-year deal between Frost and the BBC. It will be launched after the next UK general elections in approximately one year's time. At that point, Frost will step down from his regular Sunday programme Breakfast with Frost in order to start work on The Frost Interview.

Frost added, "I am enormously excited about the new series of interviews. The 12 years of Breakfast with Frost have been some of the most fulfilling years of my career. However, once we are through with the next elections, I feel that the time will be right to ring in the changes."

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