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U.K. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden Replaced in Cabinet Reshuffle Mere Hour Before Speech About Channel 4

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Manori Ravindran International EditorJust 45 minutes before Oliver Dowden was slated to address the British television industry at the Royal Television Society confab in Cambridge, the Culture Secretary was replaced in an extensive cabinet reshuffle.Dowden was scheduled as the final session in a packed day on Wednesday.

Press had been briefed Tuesday night of what the Culture Secretary was going to say — a speech that would set out the financial benefits of privatizing “Great British Bake Off” broadcaster Channel 4.

On Wednesday morning, however, news broke of a major cabinet shakeup that could see Dowden moved to another department.Just hours later, the government named Dowden as Minister without Portfolio.He has been replaced by Nadine.

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