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To really miss GMTV

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CJ2010 · 20/04/2011 14:08

I have tried to get into Daybreak but I just don't like it. 'Something cool before school' just makes me cringe.

Adrian and Christine were great on the One show, but they just aren't doing it for me on Daybreak. Christine tries to be all cheerful and bubbly but it comes across as false. I do like Dan though.

When they get all the presenters together on the sofa, it is just awful. You can feel the tension between them all.

I really miss Penny Smith - v. funny & witty.

This show is so awful I even pine for Fiona Philips.....

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marmaladetwatkins · 20/04/2011 14:13

Dan Lobb. Hubba hubba.


lorelilee · 20/04/2011 14:24

Another Dan Lobb fan here :)


poppin · 20/04/2011 14:41

I don't miss it but in comparison to Daybreak it was top quality. Christina and Adrian are not right for the type of show that it is! I cannot believe that they are still on it.....


clam · 20/04/2011 14:46

Dan Lobb is too fond of himself.
Penny Smith was an idiot.


CJ2010 · 20/04/2011 14:51

Me too! But I s'pose they cost loads to hire, so they can't really sack them. And, will ITV admit to failure?

I don't like BBC news as I find it too formal, so I'm stuffed really, as I do like to have the TV on in the mornings.

For a show that allegedly cost millions to launch, it's so amateurish.

Bring back Penny Smith!!!

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CJ2010 · 20/04/2011 14:52

clam - do you prefer Adrian & Christine tho?

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Bottleofbeer · 20/04/2011 14:57

I had an email argument with Fiona Phillips once, the bitch printed an email I sent, completely twisted what I said and answered me IN HER COLUMN all bloody smug.



cherryteat · 20/04/2011 14:57

daybreak is a bag o' shite. GMTV was pretty dire but pallatable. bbc news is dull & I don't have time to watch an episode of 'something' on ch4, nor time to flick thru all the others. When I'm wolfing down my brekky before work I want bite sized snippets of gossip, news, fashion, entertainment, & real life SHORT stories of triumph over adversity.


marmaladetwatkins · 20/04/2011 14:59

Tell us more, bottleofbeer! There's something about her that I find really distasteful.


clam · 20/04/2011 15:06

And don't even get me started on Fiona Phillips! Patronising cow.


bubblecoral · 20/04/2011 15:42

YANBU. Daybreak is pants. I braved it for a couple of days after GMTV left, but I avoid ITV at that time of day altogether now. Sky news with Eammon is ok, apart from when they are talking about sport too much.


Animation · 20/04/2011 21:47

Anybody is better than Fiona Phillips - can't believe she was the anchor woman for so long ....for many many years ... oh help me God!


meditrina · 20/04/2011 21:51

I rather liked GMTV (after Fiona Phillips had left), and cannot stand Daybreak. I don't like the Beeb morning show much, but do tend to have it on (to catch the headlines and local traffic reports).

If I could choose, I'd have GMTV back.


Animation · 20/04/2011 22:01

Yes, Penny was very natural and genuine and funny.

Never understood why she never got to be the anchor woman.


squeakytoy · 20/04/2011 22:04

It is like having some sort of teen show on every day, it really is dire.

I hate to say it, but yes, bring back Fiona.


Newgolddream · 20/04/2011 22:10

Yes bring back GMTV, I had it on whilst I got ready for work and really miss it, especially Penny and Richard Arnold. It delivered exactly what you needed in the morrnings, a bit of news, light entertainment etc, as I find the BBC breakfast programme a bit stuffy for me. The old saying "if it isnt broke why fix it" applies here, they originally changed it as far as Im aware to make it more "serious" and compete with the BBC (clue - they shouldnt have bothered, people who like the BBC will watch - the BBC Grin)

It has improved a bit in format since the awful early days, and love Dan.

The only thing I didnt like about GMTV was the awful Fiona Phillips, the 1 and only time I have ever phoned a TV to complain was about her, it was funny as they had to write down word for word what I was complaining about, kept assuring me Fiona meant no offence. It was something about calling people "nutters" who questioned the reasoning behind leaving children alone. As well as the subject I gave a long comment about how offensive her choice of the word "nutter" was to people with mental health problems.

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