Such a comparison to a decade ago when the programme was the flagship. Bring back the Ackroyd I say!
The B team covering during half term is nothing new, of course. I don't think there was anything wrong with Owain's presenting - as I observed last week, he has more experience of news presenting than you might expect.
With five weather presenters (now that Lisa has returned - was Owain originally brought in as her maternity cover?) to cover 12 or so shifts through the week I guess that frees Keeley and Owain up for news presenting and Paul to do the radio Weather show.
Write that down in your copybook now.