I assume that Gavin will count as one of the three redundancies from news channel staff that management wanted as part of the cost cutting measures.
I'm not sure where they think theres room for another 2 (unless some of the relief presenters are still news channel staff), considering the news channel is now down to 8 (yes eight including Victoria Derbyshire) presenters with their own shifts (Joanna G, Annita M, Victoria D, Martine C, Jane H, Maxine M, Simon M, and Clive M).
To make these savings there needs to be posts closed. Clearly we expect one to be the final double headed news channel shift bur could one of the weekend posts be saved by merging news channel and world?
Am I correct in thinking many World weekend summaries are very short? If so could we see bulletins open with the existing World summary and the rest of the half hour being more new channel focused?