Alex Salmond launches new chat show for Russian broadcaster RT to mixed reactions.
Scotland’s former First Minister Alex Salmond will be hosting his own political talk show on RT “to hear from people of ideas and answers, with something positive to contribute,” The Scotsman reported.
“The Alex Salmond Show,” to air on Thursdays, will feature guests with business, political and entertainment backgrounds.
“This program will give people with something to say a platform to say it, and we intend to find out something about the personalities behind the public figures, Salmond said.
“In this show I’m going to give you the opportunity to get to know our guests just that bit better,” he added.
“The Alex Salmond Show” will take inspiration from his “Unleashed” show – a mix of comedy, music and political reminiscence, hosting celebrities from the world of politics, sports and show business – which he previously hosted as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe festival.
“For the first time in UK history a former government head will host a TV show,” RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan said on Friday.
Salmond, 62, headed the Scottish National Party (SNP) in 2004 – 2014 and served at the first minister of Scotland in 2007 – 2014. He decided to resign when over 55 percent of Scottish residents voted for remaining in the United Kingdom at the 2014 independence referendum despite Salmond’s campaign for the secession.