GB News presenters were photographed in the studio ahead of the new channel’s launch this weekend.
The channel, chaired by veteran political interviewer Andrew Neil, will launch on June 13 with a special at 8 p.m. called Welcome To GB News.
GB News has put together a roster of top talent, including former BBC presenter Simon McCoy, former Sun editor Dan Wootton and former Sky broadcaster Colin Brazier.
Presenters in the GB News studio in Paddington, West London (Kirsty O’Connor / PA)
Other names on the air include former Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher, Darren McCaffrey and Rosie Wright.
It will be available to watch in HD on Virgin Media’s Sky channel 515 and 626, as well as on Freeview and YouView 236, Freesat channel 216 and online.
The new TV channel will launch at 8 p.m. on June 13 with a special program called Welcome To GB News (Kirsty O’Connor / PA)
The news channel, launched as a rival to the BBC and Sky news and current affairs offerings, has also hired businesswoman and former apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry.
Broadcaster and author Neil Oliver, known for shows such as Coast and A History Of Ancient Britain, will host Neil Oliver Live, while Andrew Doyle will host Free Speech Nation.
Former ITV presenter Alastair Stewart will introduce Alastair Stewart And Friends, with conversation and news analysis.
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Brazier and social commentator Mercy Muroki will host a joint show, as will former Labor MP Gloria De Piero and economist Liam Halligan.
After his departure from Good Morning Britain, reports suggested Piers Morgan could be another addition to the GB News lineup.
Neil told the Evening Standard that it would be “nice to have him,” adding, “But he has his own idea of what he’s worth and we have a slightly different idea of what he’s worth.
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“He’s in a lucky situation because ITV keeps paying him a ton of money so he doesn’t have to do anything in the short term.
“I don’t think he will go anywhere else in the UK. If he has a huge US offer, that’s another matter.
“No one in the UK can compete with this, but if he wants to do more news TV in the UK, I hope it will be with us.”
GB News studios are located in Paddington, West London.