I think the team is almost there but maybe a rebrand (presentation, not presenter) is actually what is needed to sell that, with some slight tweaks to who covers the main Evening and News at Ten bulletins - basically use Julie more across the two as primary cover.
Thinking about it on reflection I agree it's mainly the lack of Julie (but may very well be her choice) that doesn't help. I think also since all the bulletins went single headed that adds to the lack of the 'family' feel it used to have back in the early 2010's. But the single headed vs double headed is a debate for another day and another thread....
I can’t see what any of that has to do with this thread. Alastair wouldn’t have featured in any such promo anyway as he wasn’t the main presenter of any bulletin. He was seeing out the days until his retirement with a fairly light schedule of cover slots, albeit with a lot more gravitas and presence than the usual cover presenter would have.
Yeah apologies if this was slightly off tangent and probably would have been better placed in the ITV news thread - I was just feeling a bit nostalgic with the news of Al's departure.
I think in whole, following on from Pete's post. It's just a shame well respected journalists like Al end up jumping to the bait and giving their opinion a bit too much on social media and it ends in this kind of situation.