Paxman 'will continue to present University Challenge'

Jeremy Paxman is set to quit current affairs show Newsnight. Credit: PA

Jeremy Paxman will continue to present University Challenge despite stepping down as the host of Newsnight, the BBC has said.

Paxman has fronted the quiz show since 1994, when it was revived by the BBC having previously been an ITV show presented by Bamber Gascoigne.

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Jeremy Paxman to quit BBC's Newsnight

One of the BBC's biggest stars Jeremy Paxman has announced he is quitting the flagship current affairs show Newsnight.