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to wonder what boxes Rachel Riley ticks to be a BBC Breakfast presenter?

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kim147 Mon 10-Mar-14 09:58:35

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angelos02 Mon 10-Mar-14 09:59:41

The ability to simper

kim147 Mon 10-Mar-14 10:00:48

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Seeline Mon 10-Mar-14 10:02:02

Susanna Reid is just annoying though - ITV are welcome to her.
No idea why Rachel might be any better confused

angelos02 Mon 10-Mar-14 10:02:32

Rachel is very bright and I'm sure being a BBC Breakfast presenter ain't rocket science.

GlaikitFizzog Mon 10-Mar-14 10:03:00

YABU! She is an intelligent woman, who also happens to be pretty, yet all you can see is the simpering blonde??

Who would you prefer? Someone from towie?

OwlCapone Mon 10-Mar-14 10:04:03

What Glaikit said.

kim147 Mon 10-Mar-14 10:05:20

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gordyslovesheep Mon 10-Mar-14 10:06:11

there are plenty of capable BBC women journalists available - I am not sure why they need to recruit from outside the BBC Breakfast team

kim147 Mon 10-Mar-14 10:06:48

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mrsjay Mon 10-Mar-14 10:07:38

I quite like Rachel what is wrong with her confused BBc breakfast is reading the news and talking to people the presenters dont get to the heart of a story the researchers do ,

gordyslovesheep Mon 10-Mar-14 10:07:54

Naga Munchetty, Louise Minchin to name 2

kim147 Mon 10-Mar-14 10:09:10

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GlaikitFizzog Mon 10-Mar-14 10:09:46

Yeah because that's what breakfast presenting is all about!! Breakfast is one of the most competitive times for the tv channels. The tv execs need to make sure they have someone popular sitting on the couch. Rachel is likeable, she is intelligent, articulate and for want of a better word, normal!

Do you have the same issue with Eamonn Holmes on sky? He was a presenter first!

angelos02 Mon 10-Mar-14 10:10:19

Can't stand Louise Minchin. Dunno how she is on TV.

kim147 Mon 10-Mar-14 10:12:47

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ShatnersBassoon Mon 10-Mar-14 10:13:39

This must be very disappointing for female journalists. Why bother working hard in your chosen industry if it all boils down to who will look nice sitting next to a not particularly attractive man? She doesn't even seem like a confident speaker.

I don't think being intelligent is enough to land you any job confused

mrsjay Mon 10-Mar-14 10:13:53

well i would imagine she can read a scipt and auto cue quite well

Birdsgottafly Mon 10-Mar-14 10:14:56

"So what boxes do you need to tick to be a female presenter on BBC TV?"

Isn't an Oxford degree, being an established presenter, researcher and analyst and wanting the career change enough?

Who knows who else wanted this position but was overlooked? If we did we could compare.

How does this compare to the men who get the jobs, or don't they need scrutinising for their real ability?

gordyslovesheep Mon 10-Mar-14 10:15:08

I prefer news presenters to have the knowledge and experience to understand the news and have a background in journalism - not to be employed due to their celeb status

kim147 Mon 10-Mar-14 10:15:14

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GlaikitFizzog Mon 10-Mar-14 10:15:54

She has a fucking maths degree from Oxford! That's not just knowing about maths!

Take it you haven't seen her on the gadget show, if you've only seen her talk about numbers.

Stop being up your own arse and taking offence at something where there is no offence to be taken.

kim147 Mon 10-Mar-14 10:16:42

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Birdsgottafly Mon 10-Mar-14 10:16:52

"This must be very disappointing for female journalists."

Is this primarily a journalist job, or presenting, though?

kim147 Mon 10-Mar-14 10:17:43

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