As we reported yesterday, Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones became the new lead anchors for ITV’s breakfast show, Daybreak.
However, despite the show’s bosses hopes that viewers would flock back in their droves now that Lorraine and Aled are fronting the ailing programme, many viewers were left decidedly under-whelmed by the new studio and presenters.
Within minutes of the show airing, fans took to Twitter to criticise the new format, branding it a low budget imitation of BBC Breakfast.
One viewer tweeted, “Watched 20 mins of @daybreak. Have now turned over to BBC. Don’t like the new format.”
Another remarked, “Wtf have daybreak done to their layout, looks like something from 1950′s, yellow wallpaper and striples… Ew.” Read more & comment »
As you’re probably aware, Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones took over as lead anchors on the revamped Daybreak today, and in an interview for today’s TV Biz, Lorraine vowed to bring the fun factor back to the show.
Lorraine, who of course writes a column for The Sun, said, “We’re going back to basics.
“It’s all about giving people the main news and showbiz of the day.
“We’re bringing some of the fun back, not fun resulting from silly stunts, it’s having a sense of humour.
“But you don’t want to change everything.”
And of teaming up with Aled – who was of course the angelic voiced young boy who sang the theme tune to Christmas fave, The Snowman – Lorraine said, “He’s very sharp and well-informed.
“And he doesn’t indulge in some kind of gladiatorial ‘I’m cleverer than you’ nonsense… Read more & comment »
Both Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones have been gushing about just how much they can’t wait to work together on the newly revamped version of Daybreak.
Aled – who of course first became famous as a child in 1982 when he sang the now iconic theme tune to Channel 4’s The Snowman – told the Daily Mail, “I am so thrilled to be joining ITV for their breakfast show.
“I am thoroughly looking forward to sharing the sofa every morning with such a consummate professional as Lorraine Kelly.
“We’ve known each other for a very long time and have always had a lot of fun together.
“We hope that the viewers enjoy being part of our breakfast family…” Read more & comment »
After what seems like decades of speculation ITV have finally named the new presenters of Daybreak as Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones.
The decision comes after interim presenters Dan Lobb and Kate Garaway stepped in to replace Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles after they were sacked from their positions following poor ratings after the show revamp.
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