30 Facts About Andrew Neil

1. Andrew Neil will continue to present Politics Live on Thursdays, Unsworth added, and the BBC wants to keep the 69-year-old "at the heart" of its political coverage.

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2. Andrew Neil will continue to present Politics Live on Thursdays, Unsworth added, and the BBC wants to keep the 69-year-old "at the heart" of its political coverage.

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3. Andrew Neil will continue to present Politics Live on Thursdays, Unsworth added, and the BBC wants to keep the 69-year-old "at the heart" of its political coverage.

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4. Andrew Neil will continue to present Politics Live on Thursdays, Unsworth added, and the BBC wants to keep the 69-year-old "at the heart" of its political coverage.

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5. Andrew Neil was appointed editor of The Sunday Times by Rupert Murdoch, and served in this position from 1983 to 1994.

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6. Andrew Neil has hosted the show for more than 15 years since it began in 2003 and regular guests include shadow home secretary Diane Abbott and Conservative MP Michael Portillo.

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7. Andrew Neil will continue to present Politics Live on Thursdays, Unsworth added, and the BBC wants to keep the 69-year-old "at the heart" of its political coverage.

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8. Andrew Neil has fronted the show since it began in 2003 and regular guests include former Conservative MP Michael Portillo and shadow home secretary Diane Abbott.

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9. Andrew Neil is the media's best interviewer by miles, and I recently intervened outside Parliament to defend BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg from a threatening mob.

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10. Andrew Neil founded the Andrew Neil Carruthers DAR Chapter in 1909, naming it for her husband's patriot ancestor, using the colonial spelling.

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11. Andrew Neil described this as entirely changing the way we look at things.

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12. Andrew Neil told Nicholl that he was told about a TV crew filming at St Andrews.

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13. Andrew Neil made six changes to face Swansea at Deepdale, gave debuts to two of his new boys and had another sat on the bench.

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14. Andrew Neil replied that his questions towards Mr Umunna were not his own but a reflection of the comments the MP had made at a Labour conference in 2016.

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15. Andrew Neil has since reiterated his point made during the show that as chairman of The Spectator, he is not responsible for the articles that appear in it.

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16. Andrew Neil was in favour of British military involvement in Afghanistan and the invasion of Iraq, and currently rejects the scientific consensus on global warming.

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17. Andrew Neil was appointed editor of The Sunday Times by Rupert Murdoch, and served in this position from 1983 to 1994.

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18. Andrew Neil had dated the Swedish civil and structural engineer for several years.

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19. Andrew Neil has provided commentary on foreign elections, and with Katty Kay led the BBC's overnight live coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election.

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20. Andrew Neil acted as a television newsreader in two films: Dirty Weekend and Parting Shots (1999), both directed by Michael Winner.

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21. Andrew Neil commented on the various controversies provoked by the paper while he was editor.

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22. Andrew Neil was a member of the Dialectic Society, the Conservative Club and participated in Glasgow University Union inter-varsity debates.

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23. Andrew Neil was the editor of The Sunday Times for 11 years.

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24. Andrew Neil has not apologised for making remarks about Cadwalladr that echoed language used by Arron Banks.

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25. Andrew Neil interviewed various celebrities on the River Thames for the 2010 election and political figures in the studio for the 2015 election.

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26. Andrew Neil played an important part of the BBC general election night coverage in both 2010 and 2015.

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27. Andrew Neil served as Lord Rector of the University of St Andrews from 1999 to 2002.

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28. Andrew Neil has not enjoyed great success with the circulations of the newspapers.

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29. Andrew Neil won both the case and £1,000 in damages plus costs.

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30. Andrew Neil was editor of The Sunday Times from 1983 to 1994.

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