Could Amol Rajan be the next University Challenge host? BBC’s media editor tipped to succeed Paxman


BBC’s media editor Amol Rajan has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Jeremy Paxman as the host of University Challenge.

The BBC Radio 4 Today presenter, 38, is thought to be the favourite to replace the stalwart BBC quiz show host – who is stepping down after almost three decades. 

The announcement of Paxman’s departure from the show comes a year after the tough-talking journalist, 72, revealed that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Rajan, who attended Cambridge University and who once appeared on the celebrity version of the show, is now believed to be the frontrunner for…



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