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Skygeek604 posts since 5 Feb 2014 Recently warned
London London
Thursday, October 13 is Eamonn's last day, according to the Guardian.

New studios from Monday, October 17?

Not even close on that second point, I'm afraid.



Later I assume, although wasn't September originally mentioned?

I'm now reading 2017 into your reply!!

I'm not at liberty to elaborate, other than to say your original thought was not correct.
I sometimes speak ABOUT my employer, although not FOR them.
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jackhendo59 posts since 16 Apr 2016
Not even close on that second point, I'm afraid.



Later I assume, although wasn't September originally mentioned?

I'm now reading 2017 into your reply!!

I'm not at liberty to elaborate, other than to say your original thought was not correct.


You tease!

Shame he's going now, I suppose this reinforces the new direction/relaunch that Sky News is taking.
all_night175 posts since 2 Apr 2016
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
I'm quite sad by the news that this brings to an end his association with breakfast television after 23 years. I couldn't have been the only one who thought when he first joined Sky News he'd only last a few years, but now completing 11, that's a great achievement and helped along with others build the 'Sunrise' style.
skyviewer1,442 posts since 9 Feb 2011
Not even close on that second point, I'm afraid.



Later I assume, although wasn't September originally mentioned?

I'm now reading 2017 into your reply!!

I'm not at liberty to elaborate, other than to say your original thought was not correct.

I could imagine that Sky News starts broadcasting as of next week from the Glass Box studio (probably September 5th), using it as a second studio with the HQ still at Sky News Centre and then in 2017 there will be the "big" relaunch with a completely new HQ!
London Lite6,812 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Eamonn changed how Sunrise should be presented. It was one of the few successful parts of the now infamous 2005 relaunch disaster.

I'll miss having a personality led presenter in the mornings, but I'm sure whoever they get, regardless if they're a household name or the likes of Isabel Webster, Stephen Dixon or Sarah-Jane Mee will keep up the momentum.
Whataday6,978 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
I'm glad he's going to be honest. Never really saw him as a credible journalist, he's a TV presenter so didn't really fit for me. Hope they give the job to Stephen Dixon.


Ugh I hate this air of snobbery regarding "only journalists should be be newsreaders". They're both very different skills.
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Steve in Pudsey7,831 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
They used to be different skillsets when the likes of Kenneth Kendall would pitch up and read a script somebody else had written. Nowadays, and especially on a rolling news chanel, the role of the newsreader is to tell the story of things that are happenning, not those which have happened, and so it requires a lot more in the way of interviewing skills and the ability to quickly get up to speed on a situation and be able to ask intelligent questions. A journalist is going to be much more useful than an autocue reader in that situation.
Write that down in your copybook now.
all_night175 posts since 2 Apr 2016
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Piers Morgan must be feeling nervous today.....

Do you think he would actually go back to GM(B)TV at this point?


I doubt it myself and I don't get why people think he's heading to GMB. He is clearly getting older, has been doing breakfast TV for over 20 years so maybe now he's just wanting to cut back and do other things.

This from GMTV boss at the time when he quit GMTV: "If you think of successful breakfast TV presenters you think of Eamonn; if you get up, as he has done, at 4am in the morning for the last 12 years, you know there will come a time when he says, 'I don't want to do it anymore.'"

Very Happy and then later in the year he joined Sky News, so I guess it shouldn't be ruled out but it certainly makes it easier for him to join Good Morning Britain if he was asked and wanted to.
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