Presenter Chris Hollins quits Watchdog


Chris Hollins has announced that he is leaving Watchdog.

The presenter is quitting the consumer rights series after six years.

He said: "I've had a great time working on this brilliant show for the last six years but it's time to move on to other projects. I wish the new team the very best of luck."

BBC Breakfast's business reporter Steph McGovern and BBC News' disability correspondent Nikki Fox will take over from Chris when the series returns to BBC One this autumn.

Matt Allwright, Sophie Raworth and Michelle Ackerley will all be back.

For the first time the BBC will be calling on the public to get involved and join the "Watchdog Army".

This army of viewers will then take on some of the most complained-about topics to the show.

Newcomer Steph said: "With the Watchdog Army we're putting viewers at the heart of the programme. I want everyone to get in touch so we can use your consumer woes and wins to inform viewers of the best and worst products and services out there."