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Jeremy Paxman to step down as BBC University Challenge host after 28 years

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Jeremy Paxman will officially stand down from his role as host for BBC's University Challenge after spending nearly 29 years as the face of the show.

The 72-year-old has presented the show since 1994 and will film his last episode this autumn with his final series airing on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer from Monday, August 29 through to summer 2023.

University Challenge prides itself on being Britain's longest-running quiz show, celebrating its 60th year in 2022. The BBC has stated that Paxman's successor will be announced later this week.

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