Bradley's given the show the energy boost it needed from Day 1. The new intro generates the buzz and Brad comes out like he's been hosting the show for years. There's none of this "well here's something we're going to try", he straight in with "we cross over to Joe who's getting a hedgehog shoved up his bum". He's presenting it with confidence and, while it's not perfect with the lack of any real sketches and no proper monologue, I think it's the best state I've seen the show in. Dermot might've been a competent presenter but Bradley's eccentricity and enthusiasm is giving it the liveliness the show needs. As much as I like Jason Manford, he's far too grounded and "normal" to keep this up next week.
I caught 5 minutes of this last night, still not my cup of tea at all, but from what I saw it backs up my previous comments about the difference between a professional entertainer and a professional presenter. Bradley looked at ease, confident and completely happy with a go with the flow attitude. And no obvious continually 'reading from the autocue' even if he has to at times.