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Jeremy Paxman Stepping Down as University Challenge Host After Nearly Three Decades

University Challenge's host Jeremy Paxman with the 2013 University Of Manchester team.

University Challenge's host Jeremy Paxman with the 2013 University Of Manchester team.

Photographer: BBC/Granada Media/PA Media

Jeremy Paxman is stepping down as the host of University Challenge after 28 years, the BBC has announced.

He has presented the quiz show since 1994 and will film his last episode in autumn, with his final series of the programme airing on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer from August 29 through to summer 2023.