Victoria Derbyshire has said she’d like to appear on Strictly Come Dancing, but she worries her role on Newsnight might get in the way.
The 54-year-old newscaster and journalist became co-host on the BBC current affairs program with Kirsty Wark in 2022, but still wants to stick with reality TV.
Derbyshire told Woman and Home magazine: “If I had been asked to do Strictly – which I honestly don’t think I would – I would definitely consider it. I’m not sure if it’s the right thing to do because I do Newsnight.”
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“But hey, I’m a Celebrity I did it two years ago and now I do Newsnight and people like it. People are less likely to put you in boxes these days.”
TV presenter I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! In 2020, when it was held at Gwrych Castle in north Wales due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Derbyshire was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and underwent a mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
She said she and her partner of 17 years, TV producer Mark Sandell, decided to get married in 2018 after being declared cancer-free because they wanted to throw a party.
She said: “Mark was totally up to speed. It was amazing. He did everything to take care of me and the kids.
“After making everything clear, we got married. We wanted to throw a big party and celebrate with our sons, Mark’s daughter – my stepdaughter Lizzie – and our family and friends. It was amazing.”
The publisher is the mother of sons Oliver, 18, and Joe, 15.
Derbyshire described Newsnight as “the best job in journalism”.
He tweeted: “VERY HAPPY I will be joining the amazing @KirstyWark and talented @BBCNewsnight team under an ambitious new leadership.
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“It’s one of the best in British journalism and I look forward to defending more stories about people’s lives while holding those who represent them to account.”
Derbyshire hosted its own weekday morning current affairs program on BBC Two from 2015, but was canceled in 2020 due to budget cuts.
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