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David Dimbleby WON’T be part of BBC’s Coronation coverage as corporation lines up Huw Edwards, Kirsty Young and Clare Balding for top roles

  • David Dimbleby won’t be brought out of retirement as he was for Queen’s funeral
  • Former Question Time host, 84, led coverage of Queen’s committal service 
  • News at Ten anchor Huw Edwards to front coverage from Westminster Abbey 

David Dimbleby is not expected to be a part of the main presenting line-up leading the BBC‘s coverage of the Coronation of Charles III.

Huw Edwards, Kirsty Young and Clare Balding are set to front the broadcaster’s coverage on May 6.

Mr Dimbleby will not be brought out of retirement, as he was for the Queen’s funeral last September, The Sunday Times revealed. 

He led the coverage of the Queen’s committal service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

The former Question Time host, 84, has been at the heart of the BBC’s coverage of political and royal events for decades.

Huw Edwards

Clare Balding

Huw Edwards is set to front BBC coverage from Westminster Abbey, while the procession is expected to be covered by Clare Balding

Edwards, 61, won plaudits for the way he handled the announcement of the Queen’s death. 

The News At Ten anchor is set to front the coverage for the BBC from Westminster Abbey, while the procession is expected to be covered by Ms Balding, 52, with Ms Young, 54, to be based in the studio.

Former Desert Island Discs host, Young, was a key part of the corporation’s coverage of the Queen’s funeral and she also presented for the broadcaster as part of its platinum jubilee programming in June last year.

During the funeral coverage she had delivered a powerful monologue in tribute to the Queen, saying: ‘If as she once said grief is the price we pay for love, then the weight of our collective sorrow is testament to the depth of affection in which she is held.’

Kirsty Young, who was a key part of the corporation's coverage of the Queen's funeral, is set to be based in the studio for the Coronation

Kirsty Young, who was a key part of the corporation’s coverage of the Queen’s funeral, is set to be based in the studio for the Coronation

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