Tony Hall: 'I care passionately about the BBC'

The next Director-General of the BBC, Tony Hall, addresses a news conference
The next Director-General of the BBC, Tony Hall, addresses a news conference Credit: ITV News

The newly-appointed BBC Director-General Tony Hall said, "It takes a lot to drag me away from the Royal Opera House ... but the reason I stand before you today is that I care passionately about the BBC, about what it can do, it's programme makers and the impact we have in all different ways".

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Hall 'passionate' about the BBC

New BBC Director-General Tony Hall has acknowledged there have been 'a tough few weeks' for the corporation at his first press conference following his appointment.