In light of the decision by S4C to commission two further series of "Y Byd yn ei le" by ITV Wales - the series in which Guto Harri challenges politicians and commentates on the issues of the day, Guto Harri has decided to step down as a member of the S4C Authority in order to focus on broadcasting and journalism and to avoid any perception of a conflict of interest.
Guto Harri siad: "It has been a privilege and a pleasure to help the Chair, Authority and the S4C management team to put the channel back on a firm footing land in terms of funding, audience and friends. Under the new leadership of Owen Evans and Amanda Rees, the future is exciting and full of promise "
The chairman of S4C Huw Jones said: "Guto has made a valuable and energetic contribution over the four years that he was a member of the S4C Authority, and we will very much lose him as a member. Of course we are pleased that his journalistic skills and experience are going to be on the S4C screen once more, and are looking forward to the new series of “Y Byd yn ei le”.
“Y Byd yn ei le” returns to S4C next Tuesday evening 18 September 2018.
Members of the S4C Authority are appointed by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
Guto Harri was a member of the Authority from 9 July 2014 and his term would have run until 8 July 2020. His last meeting will be 27 Sept 2018.