Guto Harri
Guto Harri

Guto Harri, a former journalist at the BBC and GB News, is UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s new communications director.

He took over for Jack Doyle, who resigned amid the partygate scandal, saying that he only planned to stay on the job for two years.

Harri was Johnson’s communications director when the prime minister was mayor of London.

He quit GB News in 2021 after he was suspended for taking a knee during a report about racism against Black soccer players.

Earlier, he was chief political editor for the BBC and director of communications and corporate affairs at Rupert Murdoch’s News UK.

Harri told a Welch news site that he had a serious discussion with Johnson about getting his office back on track and moving forward.

“He’s not a complete clown, but he’s very likable,” said Harri of the PM. “He is not a vicious man as some misrepresent him.”