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Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Kate Silverton doing both the BBC One evening summary and the NC shift. Once again proving it can be done.
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The SNT Three Anglia (East) Look East
Kate Silverton doing both the BBC One evening summary and the NC shift. Once again proving it can be done.


She did the opening sequence almost immediately after the BBC One summary (perhaps 1 or 2 adverts) but then disappeared after the first report... probably not enough time to change over (I assume somebody needs to pop in and disinfect the desk between presenters now!)
CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
Kate Silverton doing both the BBC One evening summary and the NC shift. Once again proving it can be done.


Looks awfully like Geeta.
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Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Kate Silverton doing both the BBC One evening summary and the NC shift. Once again proving it can be done.


Looks awfully like Geeta.


You weren't watching at 5 O'clock after the the BBC One bulletin then?
DF
DrewF Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
But she isn't doing the NC shift - she just did the TOTH because the bulletin ended so close to it and there wouldn't have been time for a presenter swap. Geeta Guru-Murphy appeared for the next link. It's happened on occasion before, same goes for the half hour headlines summary.

And we know it's possible of course, no one has said it isn't - but the BBC choose not to. I wouldn't be surprised to see it happen when/if Kate Silverton stops being a regular Saturday presenter.
Previously known as woah
FI
Fitzer New member
Yes, the changeover occurred while the top story package was playing.
DH
DH33 Granada North West Today
Reeta is doing the late shift on the news channel today.
JF
JF World News (previously JPF) West Country (East) Points West
Sally Bundock won't be doing 'The Briefing' on Monday, her son swallowed a cube of mini magnets Magnet yesterday. They have been in hospital ever since “under observation”. But hopes to be back later next week...


Don’t worry. David Eades will fill-in and he guarantees pole to pole coverage of the World News.


Update from Sally's Twitter "Tom Bundock may not live this down for some time Winking face. We have been allowed out, back to hospital for an x-ray on Monday morning. Tom’s monkey, who came with us, is in strict quarantine!"
AS
AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
I know this might be a controversial comment for this forum, but I don't believe the general public give a monkeys who presents the news. As long as they can do the job, generally it won't matter. I don't believe for a second that someone would turn off if Huw didn't didn't present the 10, and someone from the News Channel who they haven't seen before presented it instead.

I think that’s a valid point to make however I still think that the BBC have to present their programmes to a standard which some (and by no means all) NC presenters sometimes wouldn’t be able to uphold.

The duty NC presenter this evening is one Reeta Chakrabarti so that point certainly doesn't hold today...
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nagolhcir Meridian (South East) South East Today
Anyone know why Reeta is on NC tonight?
CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
Anyone know why Reeta is on NC tonight?


She does do NC shifts quite a lot. She’s done a Saturday late before as well.

No Carrie today, Shaun was on the morning shift. So they were probably slightly short of staff.
AS
AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
Anyone know why Reeta is on NC tonight?

Because she is paid to be so presumably.
Not as though there's much to do on a Saturday evening at the minute.

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