The Newsroom

The Legend that is Simon McCoy

It's the way he tells 'em (January 2018)

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Whitnall London London
Thought he was always a BBC man, you learn something new everyday.

When he first started on the BBC, some thought his style was ‘too Sky’ to fit in.


I can't imagine him on Sky now.
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davidhorman Channel Channel Islands
Just found this clip of a rehearsal wherein Simon McCoy wonders why Carrie Gracie is being paid so much to move to Beijing!



I'm sure there's one of him being startled by something (possibly his own image appearing on the monitor) under his desk somewhere.
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VMPhil Granada North West Today
What the hell is that shot for?
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VMPhil Granada North West Today
Thought he was always a BBC man, you learn something new everyday.

When he first started on the BBC, some thought his style was ‘too Sky’ to fit in.


I can't imagine him on Sky now.

Here is the thread where people talking about him not being suited to the BBC… https://tvforum.uk/thenewsroom/simon-mccoy-12218/
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dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
What the hell is that shot for?


I think they used to use it (may still do) for the Papers?
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Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Remember he slipped into the presenting role with ease, replacing Philip Hayton who quit after he could no longer work with Kate Silverton. I seem to remember he joined News 24 from Sky as some form of senior reporter?
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Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Remember he slipped into the presenting role with ease, replacing Philip Hayton who quit after he could no longer work with Kate Silverton. I seem to remember he joined News 24 from Sky as some form of senior reporter?

No he joined the BBC as a fill in presenter on Breakfast, BBC News 24 and BBC One Weekend bulletins, occasionally presenting on location for News 24. Then about a year later he was then given the regular morning gig with Silverton when Hayton left.
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NicB1971 Central (West) Midlands Today
I forgot about Philip Hayton leaving because of Kate Silverton. I don't think he was really suited to that style of presenting where you have to interact with your co-presenter. He was a straight news reader and I'm surprised he lasted so long considering they shamefully axed Moira Stuart. I miss her - she has such a dirty laugh.

EDIT: I've just found this https://tvforum.uk/thenewsroom/philip-hayton-quits-17836/
Last edited by NicB1971 on 23 January 2018 5:38pm
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flexiblefriend Central (West) Midlands Today
I forgot about Philip Hayton leaving because of Kate Silverton. I don't think he was really suited to that style of presenting where you have to interact with your co-presenter. He was a straight news reader and I'm surprised he lasted so long considering they shamefully axed Moira Stuart. I miss her - she has such a dirty laugh.

EDIT: I've just found this https://tvforum.uk/thenewsroom/philip-hayton-quits-17836/

Yes, it's interesting that the majority of the 'old school' fixed bulletin style presenters seemed to struggle with the who 24 hour, breaking news get up. I guess though that's fair enough, it's a fairly big jump to make and a whole change in style.

Of course, plenty have gone on to make the transition successfully but, I agree, Moira would be marvellous on the News Channel these days. Shove over Victoria, let's have Moira Live!
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itsrobert Founding member Granada North West Today
Phil Hayton coped brilliantly with his presenting stints on BBC World and News 24 on Saturday afternoons. This was because he was the sole presenter during those broadcasts. As soon as he gave up his World shifts in favour of News 24 weekday mornings, he became rather stilted and stuffy. You're right, he just didn't do well with a co-presenter unfortunately.
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Phil Hayton coped brilliantly with his presenting stints on BBC World and News 24 on Saturday afternoons. This was because he was the sole presenter during those broadcasts. As soon as he gave up his World shifts in favour of News 24 weekday mornings, he became rather stilted and stuffy. You're right, he just didn't do well with a co-presenter unfortunately.


Yet he worked on the Six and Nine O'clock news he could do co-presenting.
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cityprod West Country (West) Spotlight
Phil Hayton coped brilliantly with his presenting stints on BBC World and News 24 on Saturday afternoons. This was because he was the sole presenter during those broadcasts. As soon as he gave up his World shifts in favour of News 24 weekday mornings, he became rather stilted and stuffy. You're right, he just didn't do well with a co-presenter unfortunately.


Yet he worked on the Six and Nine O'clock news he could do co-presenting.


That wasn't really co-presenting in the same vein. Yes, you were alongside another newsreader, but there wasn't the degree of co-operation required in those half hour shows, that there is in a 3 or 4 hour shift on a news channel.

Also, News 24 even then was a little less formal than the 6 & 9 were.

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