Surprised this has gone largely unnoticed on here but Victoria Derbyshire presented a standard BBC News channel style bulletin from E the other day covering the Christchurch Terror Attacks.
Pretty sure this was her first time presenting in E? Have to say I wasn't particularly impressed. The awkward pauses, the strange way she conducted the first live interview, the gazing at the camera, missing cues (see video below, 3mins in). 'I was scared' (massive pause) 'were you?' (long pause).
On several occasions now we've seen this during big breaking stories but you have to ask why the BBC continue to put her on the air as a lead presenter, when time and again she seems to struggle?
She seems competent in a rehearsed environment on her own show but seems to look awkward with anything that relies on ad-libbing.
Last edited by Worzel on 18 March 2019 8:43am - 3 times in total