Prime Minister to give exclusive interview on new Sky weekend show

Sky will launch a new Sunday morning programme this weekend, and it’s starting with a bang - an exclusive interview with the Prime Minister. It will be Theresa May’s first interview of 2017.

As you'd expect from the title, the new programme will be fronted by long standing Sky presenter and reporter Sophy Ridge. It will take a close look at the politics news of the week, and the effect it will have on the British public.

Ridge has a long history with Sky, and other Rupert Murdoch-owned businesses. She joined the broadcaster as a senior political correspondent in 2011. Before that, she worked as a political correspondent for the News of the World.

As well as regular looks at Brexit, her new show will also include a weekly feature called 'Ridge on the Road'. In the segment, the eponymous host will travel around the UK to explore how different parts of the country react to policy decisions and news out of Westminster.

In the first episode, Ridge will visit Boston, Lincolnshire - which has been called the most 'Eurosceptic' place in the country.

But the main event is a live interview with Theresa May, the first of the year. Considering how many political hot potatoes the PM's currently juggling right now, it will be an interesting one. In the same episode, Ridge will also talk to Labour MP Tom Watson about the state of the Labour party and his relationship with Jeremy Corbyn.

Sophy Ridge starts this weekend and will continue to air on Sundays at 10am on Sky News.

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