Sophy Ridge on Sunday is axed after six years

Sophy Ridge on Sunday is axed after six years: Final episode of Sky News programme will air this week with ‘Trevor Phillips tipped to replace her’

  • The presenter said the last six years had been ‘an absolute privilege’ 

Sophy Ridge on Sunday has been axed by Sky News, with the final episode scheduled to air this week.

This comes as Sky announces a major reshuffle of its news programmes.

The weekly show, which was presented by journalist Mrs Ridge for six years, focused on the latest in politics. 

On Twitter, she wrote: ‘I can’t quite believe it but this week is the final ever Sophy Ridge on Sunday. 

‘The last six years have been an absolute privilege.

Sophie Ridge has presented Ridge on Sunday for the past six years, but the final episode airs this week

Trevor Phillips has been tipped to replace Sophie Ridge in the Sky News Sunday slot

‘Thank you to everyone who has watched and made it part of your Sunday routine. It’s something I have never taken for granted.’

Trevor Phillips has been tipped to replace Mrs Ridge in the Sunday slot, which he covered whilst she was on maternity leave in 2021. 

Mrs Ridge will present a new show, which is yet to be announced by Sky News, every weeknight from 7pm. 

In response to a Twitter user, she promised ‘more interviews’ on the new show. 

Sophy Ridge on Sunday started in 2016, replacing Dermot Murnaghan’s political show.

The changes made as part of Sky’s reshuffle include Ian King Live going from one hour show to two half hour shows, and renaming them Business Live. 

 Sky News Today now runs from 12pm until 5pm.  

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