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Robert Peston offered Any Questions in spoof BBC plea

Published 03/10/2015

ITV has reportedly tried to poach BBC economics editor Robert Peston
ITV has reportedly tried to poach BBC economics editor Robert Peston

Some of the BBC's most famous presenters have begged Robert Peston to stay in a spoof on-air appeal.

ITV has reportedly tried to poach the BBC's economics editor, prompting several of his colleagues to jokingly offer him their jobs.

Jonathan Dimbleby, presenter of Any Questions, described it as the "most serious crisis facing the BBC" and offered Mr Peston Any Questions.

Huw Edwards, Nicholas Parsons and Eddie Mair also took part in the stunt on the PM programme on BBC Radio 4.

Parsons quipped that Peston's ability to talk with "clarity and smoothness" made him the perfect candidate for a slot on his show Just A Minute.

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