Jeremy Paxman presents final Newsnight

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 June 2014
Jeremy Paxman

Jeremy Paxman

Jeremy Paxman presented his final episode of 'Newsnight' last night (18.06.14), thanking fans for watching him on the current affairs programme for 25 years

Jeremy Paxman presented his final installment of 'Newsnight' last night (18.06.14).

The 63-year-old broadcaster thanked viewers for watching him on BBC Two's current affairs programme for 25 years as he signed off for the last time.

He said: "Thank you for watching 'Newsnight'. I hope you continue to enjoy it. Goodnight and goodbye."

However, in a funny moment after the credits, Paxman appeared on-screen again to front the weather update.

He quipped: "And tomorrow's weather, more of the same. I don't know why they make such a fuss about it."

The veteran TV presenter injected some humour into his final broadcast by interviewing the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, while riding a tandem bicycle.

Paxman quizzed Johnson on his London bicycle hire scheme, famously dubbed 'Boris Bikes'.

The host announced his decision to quit the topical programme last month.

He said: "After 25 years, I should rather like to go to bed at much the same time as most people.

"This was a decision I reached - and informed the BBC of - last July. I shall work out the remainder of my contract and will not seek another.

"It's been fun. I have had the pleasure of working with lots of clever, creative and amusing people. I think I've been lucky and wish the programme well."

Paxman will continue to present 'University Challenge'.

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