“I am so grateful to be asked to host this special event, particularly as part of such a hugely thrilling and history-making day for British television,” he continued.
Ian Katz, Director of Programmes said: “Channel 4 was created to give voice to underrepresented parts of society and do things which other broadcasters would not, and the Black Takeover qualifies on both counts.
“It will be much more than a day of eye-catching programming, providing a focal point for our efforts to drive up on and off-screen representation and leaving a lasting legacy on the channel and beyond.”
However, there was no further indication at the time if The Big Breakfast would then be brought back and become a part of the network’s future schedule.
The Big Breakfast returns to Channel 4 next month.