To really miss GMTV
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.....
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!!!
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.
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 )
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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