Sky News is thought to have approached "a number of journalists" for the late-night show but has refused to comment on the story. "We are not in a position to announce anything at this stage," said a spokesman. "Whether any new programme will be seen as an equivalent to Newsnight will really be up to viewers to judge. I can't really say any more than that."
An hour-long show of similar ilk, 'The Boulton Factor', was a huge success for the station during the recent general election campaign. The host, Sky's political editor Adam Boulton, would be a strong contender to front the new programme but other presenters, such as Kay Burley, could also be considered.
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