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Giles Coren leaves TV’s Front Row

Nikki Bedi, Giles Coren (centre) and Amol Rajan presented the first series of Front Row on BBC2. Photo: BBC
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Giles Coren will not be presenting the second series of Front Row on BBC2, he has confirmed.

The journalist’s appointment to the TV version of the Radio 4 arts show attracted controversy last year after he gave an interview in which he claimed to find theatre “stressful” because the seats were too uncomfortable and he worried the actors would forget their lines.

He later defended the comments and claimed that his words had been taken out of context.

Coren shared presenting duties for the inaugural series with Amol Rajan, the BBC’s media editor, and BBC broadcaster Nikki Bedi, however he confirmed via Twitter on February 1 that he would not be fronting the show when it returns to television.

Rajan and Bedi have not confirmed whether they will feature in the new series.

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