BBC Trust Chairman: Hall was 'outstanding candidate'

BBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten at a news conference today
BBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten at a news conference today Credit: ITV News

BBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten said Tony Hall is the "outstanding candidate" for the role of Director-General, adding the appointment process was "not driven by external pressure".

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