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Trevor Phillips to host new debate show for Sky News

Trevor Phillips to host new debate show for Sky News
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Trevor Phillips is to host a new weekly topical debate programme for Sky News.

Sky News has announced details of a new weekly topical debate show to be hosted by Trevor Phillips.

Called The Great Debate, the new show will focus on the single biggest issue dominating the headlines that week.

A panel will comprise experts and decision-makers in the field in question, while the audience will be responsible for posing the questions and recounting their own experiences.

"In a world where things are moving faster than ever, where there is more information than most of us can handle, and people in charge too often underestimate the intelligence of the public, there should be room for informed debate that wrestles with questions to which there are no easy answers," said Phillips, who previously appeared on Sky's now-defunct debate show The Pledge.

"The Great Debate audience will be the star of our show - our agenda will be set by real world opinion rather than people with titles in front of their names or letters after them.

"Nothing is off limits. That means we can't be sure what questions will be asked and no one will know what the answers will look like. But everyone will emerge with a fuller understanding of the issues that matter to our viewers, and we hope a passion to join in the argument."

The Great Debate will air Mondays at 9pm starting September 27 on Sky News and Sky Showcase.

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