A BBC News presenter has received an honorary doctorate in Winchester

Clive Myrie, who is known for presenting the BBC News at Six and BBC News at Ten, received the doctorate on Friday, November 17, at Winchester Cathedral. 

At the ceremony, he spoke about his recent experiences in Gaza and the West Bank in his speech.

He struck a note of hope saying that what seemed an intractable conflict could be resolved in the same way peace had been achieved in Northern Ireland.

Hampshire Chronicle: Clive Myrie presents the BBC News at 10 Clive Myrie presents the BBC News at 10 (Image: Dominic Parkes Photography)

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He said: "I hope and pray that behind the scenes there are those with the imagination and determination to find a lasting peace."

The journalist has covered huge news events from the death of Queen Elizabeth II to the war in Ukraine. 

He became the new host of Mastermind and Celebrity Mastermind in March 2021 after John Humphrys' stood down after 18 years.