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I watched the new Daybreak this morning.

Not much different from the old one, except: -

- ITV has pinched Laura Tobin from the BBC to do the weather. They should never have got rid of Kirsty McCabe, she was brilliant.

- Aled Jones could scare a rabbit at fifty paces with the glare from his newly-whitened teeth.

- the presenters seemed to be genuinely friends with each other rather than presenting the company line.

Bland seems to be the theme; no sign of any danger or liveliness, though, in fairness, personal chemistry will take time to develop.

The BBC and ITV shows are largely interchangeable. Why can't we have one of the team who is, understandably, habitually crotchety at having to get up at four o'clock every morning. The others could have a great time annoying him/her ... just like what happens in most families at breakfast time.

Don't the BBC ones stay in a hotel all week missing their kids and what not?! Also, it's the same thing each hour; record it, loop it. Back to bed.

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The BBC and ITV shows are largely interchangeable. Why can't we have one of the team who is, understandably, habitually crotchety at having to get up at four o'clock every morning. The others could have a great time annoying him/her ... just like what happens in most families at breakfast time.

I thought they got rid of Adrian Chiles last year!


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ITV has pinched Laura Tobin from the BBC to do the weather.

This is a sad, sad day.


Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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I thought they got rid of Adrian Chiles last year!

He was nowhere near as bad as everyone claims. Despite his BBC success, maybe he lacked self confidence in the ITV showpiece role.

For me, his problem was that, when he just got a bit grumpy, it was not gleefully picked up on by his co-presenters. Neither did he react properly (as would have been enjoyed by viewers) by getting on his high horse and giving a bit of devilment back. He is a fairly witty bloke and, if he had kicked off, and reacted like he did on radio football shows, I think he would have been regarded as a great success.

Eamon Holmes is grumpy and occasionally kicks off, but he isn't as fundamentally "nice" as Adrian Chiles and is a lot happier dishing it out that getting some back in return. He comes across to me as a bit of a bully.


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I watched the new Daybreak this morning.

Not much different from the old one, except: -

- ITV has pinched Laura Tobin from the BBC to do the weather. They should never have got rid of Kirsty McCabe, she was brilliant.

Don't know who she is but if that means that Lucy Verasmy has gone then the TV will not be going on in the morning. :(

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Don't know who she is but if that means that Lucy Verasamy has gone then the TV will not be going on in the morning. :(

Apparently she's moved to the main ITV national weather service.


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I watched the new Daybreak this morning.

Not much different from the old one, except: -

- ITV has pinched Laura Tobin from the BBC to do the weather. They should never have got rid of Kirsty McCabe, she was brilliant.

In other words she's moved from one section of the Met Office to another. Perhaps she didn't fancy moving to Salford with BBC ? (FYI BBC forecasters used to be based at White City with ITV based at building on south bank near National Theatre).


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are we talking about the lass with the "collarbones" shes a lovely looking girl but i cant take my eyes off those collarbones -have never seen a pair like them -they are like 2 monkey wrenches poking out.

I've not noticed :D

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I've just caught the end of Rhode Island Rebellion on Man vs Food nation on food network! It's repeated quite regularly for those who like international rugby league and huge portions of food!

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In other words she's moved from one section of the Met Office to another. Perhaps she didn't fancy moving to Salford with BBC ? (FYI BBC forecasters used to be based at White City with ITV based at building on south bank near National Theatre).

I don't think that ITV presenters are attached to the Met Office. According to Wikipedia, the BBC presenters are actually employed by the Met Office.

I don't think the weather forecast presentation has moved to Salford.

Probably because it's usually raining in Lancashire. The best you can hope for is dull and overcast.

;)

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Speaking of ITV and weather, there's feck all on telly so I've This Morning on just because, and the HD version has Lancashite local coverage. This includes Fred Talbot doing the weather; blimey! What a fruitloop.

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Speaking of ITV and weather, there's feck all on telly so I've This Morning on just because, and the HD version has Lancashite local coverage. This includes Fred Talbot doing the weather; blimey! What a fruitloop.

Fred Talbot taught my cousins science and according to my aunt he is a lovely bloke and very intelligent.


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BBC4 repeated the documentary about Paul Simon & the 'Graceland' album the other day. It should still be available on iPlayer - it was excellent. :)


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I don't think that ITV presenters are attached to the Met Office. According to Wikipedia, the BBC presenters are actually employed by the Met Office.

I don't think the weather forecast presentation has moved to Salford.

Probably because it's usually raining in Lancashire. The best you can hope for is dull and overcast.

;)

ITV weather forecasts supplied by the Met Office. Both BBC & ITV use a mix of genuine forecasters & presenters (don't get me started on some of their 'personalities' however as having worked with several . . . . . ).

FYI I'm ex Met. Office & my 'test' broadcast was for the weather in Lancashire ! (Think I was rejected as did forecast as a rap as was after a good lunch :rolleyes: )

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FYI I'm ex Met. Office & my 'test' broadcast was for the weather in Lancashire !

Did you make a 30-second tape so they could play it on loop every day?

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If they did, it'd explain a plunge in viewing figures at Granada !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Tonight, on ITV4, 'World of Sport: The Seventies'. Nostalgic fun for those who remember it.

And for those of you who are too young to have been around at the time, yes, television broadcasting was almost entirely in shades of orange, brown and beige in those days. :D


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Tonight, on ITV4, 'World of Sport: The Seventies'. Nostalgic fun for those who remember it.

And for those of you who are too young to have been around at the time, yes, television broadcasting was almost entirely in shades of orange, brown and beige in those days. :D

Wasn't the whole of life back then? :rolleyes:


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\i wish Sheridan Smith would ###### off. She'll get where water won't.

Dominic Cumberbatch is pushing his luck a bit as well.


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Strikeback was full of improbable shoot-outs, car smashes and explosions. In between, the producers managed to fit in a gratuitous sex scene. By the end, once again the Brits had given the foreigners a kicking.

I just can't put my finger on why I like it so much.


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