George Entwistle starts his first day as director general

George Entwistle George Entwistle was previously the director of BBC Vision

George Entwistle has started his tenure as the 15th director general of the BBC.

In an email to all staff, he wrote: "I wanted to say hello and tell you how nice it feels to be doing the job for real after all those weeks of preparation".

Although he has already answered readers' questions for a Radio Times interview, which will be published on Tuesday, he said he wanted staff to be the first to hear his plans for the BBC and will be giving a speech on the internal ringmain at 11am on Tuesday.

Staff can submit questions via the contact details mentioned in the email.

Entwistle, who met the Radio 2 and 6 Music breakfast teams this morning, also said that he would be "visiting as much of the BBC as I can" in the next few months.

"I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts about the organisation - and your ideas about how we can make it better."

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