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David Dimbleby comes out of retirement to take over BBC commentary of Queen’s committal service


Veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby has come out of retirement to take over BBC commentary of the Queen’s committal service. 

Dimbleby, 83, takes over from Huw Edwards, 61, who has anchored much of the BBC’s coverage since Queen Elizabeth II‘s death on Thursday 8 September, through to Her Majesty’s funeral at Westminster Abbey this morning. 

Dimbleby will take over the BBC commentary alongside Kirsty Young, the former presenter of Desert Island Discs.  

This comes 69 years after Dimbleby’s father, Richard Dimbleby, provided the commentary for the Queen’s Coronation in 1953.  

Veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby has come out of retirement to take over BBC commentary of the Queen's committal service

Veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby has come out of retirement to take over BBC commentary of the Queen’s committal service 

David Dimbleby's father, Richard Dimbleby, provided the commentary for the Queen's Coronation in 1953

David Dimbleby’s father, Richard Dimbleby, provided the commentary for the Queen’s Coronation in 1953

Huw Edwards has handed over the BBC coverage of the Queen's funeral to Kirsty Young and David Dimbleby

Huw Edwards has handed over the BBC coverage of the Queen’s funeral to Kirsty Young and David Dimbleby

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