I vaguely remember in Jill Dando's obituary package, someone from BBC News saying she did not put her name forward to present the new look bulletins in May 1999.
Correct, because Jill herself felt that bosses perceived her more as a variety features presenter than a serious news journalist. This probably came about due to Jill being more recognized for Holiday and Antiques Show than as a news journalist.
However, I always found Jill to be a superb news presenter and formidable interviewer.
Nicholas Witchell also recounted how Jill made him laugh with tears in between VTs
being played during the News.
Anyone who can make Witchell laugh is surely talented.
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