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theturtlemoves0 post since 24 Jan 2017
Noticed Martin Popplewell on N24 the other morning (wasn't he once part of the ITN C5 news team?).

I thought he was quite relaxed and a little more informal than many of the N24 presenters (and clearly excited about the World Cup) - which I think is what a lot of forum users would like to see.
I'd be interested to see what others reckon to his style...

Plus, I thought he was quite cute Laughing
newsat70 post since 10 Dec 2001
Martin in an ex-colleague of mine and is a wonderful person, his range can go from serious news to light harted stuff as well as his Island docco (Channel 5 Xmas).

He is exactly what N24 needs.

He used to work for UKToday, then 5 News as a reporter then 5 News at Breakfast and later 5 News weekend output. He is a true professional.
noggin11,967 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Yep - think Martin was briefly freelance after leaving 5News Early. Believe that he is now working permanently for BBC News 24, presenting the interactive service and also News 24 on occasions...
newsat70 post since 10 Dec 2001
noggin posted:
Yep - think Martin was briefly freelance after leaving 5News Early. Believe that he is now working permanently for BBC News 24, presenting the interactive service and also News 24 on occasions...


Spot on noggin - you legend! Every word fact!
Big Phil0 post since 25 Mar 2001
I think he's bound to pop up on the 1, 6 or 10 before long as presenter, I have no doubt about it. I completely agree, he is a fantastic presenter, and I've always said that he'll be a big name in the future.

I still reckon he left 5 News becasue his name wouldn't fit on the inset though.
newsat70 post since 10 Dec 2001
Big Phil posted:
I think he's bound to pop up on the 1, 6 or 10 before long as presenter, I have no doubt about it. I completely agree, he is a fantastic presenter, and I've always said that he'll be a big name in the future.

I still reckon he left 5 News becasue his name wouldn't fit on the inset though.


LOL - Big Phill you crack me up, the truth is 5 News wouldn't know talent if it hit them in the face!