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Evan Davis to replace Paxman on Newsnight

BBC journalist and presenter Evan Davis has revealed that he will be leaving the Today programme on Radio 4 and joining BBC Two's flagship current affairs show Newsnight.

Davis is taking over the lead presenter role from veteran Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman, who left the show in June.

Evan Davis is heading from the Today programme to Newsnight. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images