3 items from 2011
There's little to dwell upon about the departure of Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley from Daybreak. At very most, Chiles might grow a scruffy protest beard like he did when The One Show made him unhappy, but that's about it. In a few weeks they'll be gone.
Which means it's time to start speculating wildly about who will replace them. This, largely, depends on what sort of show Daybreak wants to be. Bleakley was seen in some circles as too lightweight when it came to handling big news stories, from which we can assume that Daybreak wants to beef up its current affairs in order to compete with BBC Breakfast. That's why the likes of Natasha Kaplinsky and Sian Williams have been put in the frame. »
- Stuart Heritage
Sky News man 'would like to be in the frame' for ITV breakfast show, but co-host frontrunner Natasha Kaplinksy less interested
Sky News presenter Eamonn Holmes has admitted he would "like to be in the frame" for a presenting job on Daybreak, although ITV newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky has distanced herself from taking over as a co-host of the ITV1 breakfast show.
The former BBC presenter, now working for ITV News, has a close working relationship with incoming Daybreak editor David Kermode – he was editor of 5 News when Kaplinsky was anchor – and helped make her a firm frontrunner to takeover from Bleakley.
However, a spokeswoman for Kaplinsky has all but ruled her out, saying that she has done her "fair »
- Mark Sweney
Crosby has signed a two-year deal with Richard Desmond's broadcaster thought to be worth about £200,000 a year.
Crosby will join Channel 5 on Monday 14 February, when the network is planning to relaunch its schedule with new on-screen branding and new entertainment show Ok! TV replacing Live from Studio 5.
Uncertainty has surrounded the future of Channel 5's news programming, with Desmond said to be keen to introduce more populist bulletins and end the broadcaster's £9m-a-year contract with news provider Sky News a year early.
But Channel 5 said last night that its bulletins would »
- John Plunkett
3 items from 2011
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