Jay Hunt remains early front runner to succeed Hall at BBC
Much to the chagrin of BBC Insiders Jay Hunt remains the warm favourite to be the next director-general of the BBC
in our private industry prediction market. Beyond the noise Hunt is seen as being the candidate with the most industry
experience that will appease the corporation's Tory critics and the one that will be most able to nurse the corporation through the coronavirus crisis.
It is understood that the Tories have indicated that their
candidate of choice is Elisabeth Murdoch, but, that they are unlikely to get her this time around. Despite much chatter
it is understood that insiders are consigning themselves to the fact that they will not be getting the job, with many
already planning their exit strategies ahead of what is likely to be a significant cull of senior management.
So as things stand Shane Allen should be preparing himself for an intriguing and humorous reunion with his former boss at C4 Jay Hunt,
where no doubt they can settle down to a nice wee chat about the success of Mrs. Brown's Boys.