No, that's an opinion implied as a statement of fact. You need to know the difference otherwise people will get miffed about it.
Also, I don't want to do the 'close the thread until we have anything confirmed' post so let's try and keep the meta talk to a minimum.
The news itself is quite exciting. Anything that's channelling 'BBC2 Lambie-Nairn era' is a winner for me. Hopefully the ITV Creative team are on the case, they've proven themselves over the last few years with a great body of work. I'll even forgive them the giant endboards. If I have just one request, please say we're losing the 'funeral' end credits style.
UTV will be interesting, it'll be the first refresh since ownership so would be a understandable time to do it.
I'm looking forward to it (hopefully) showing BBC One up for the embarrassment it is.