There seems to be a lot of departures of late, with the BBC not replacing any of them, or at least waiting a while. To me, it doesn't matter which presenters present at any time, or if they have a ceritian slot, frankly i couldn't care less but clearly some do. And there does need to be a familiarity of presenters for programmes such as Breakfast, so viewers can built up trust in it, relate to them etc.
Surely, a reashuffle is needed within BBC news, promoting presenters and using the talent they have, rather than bringing people in.
Building up trust in and relating to presenters applies equally to other slots as much as it does to the Breakfast slot, especially on the global World News channel, where "Breakfast" is at different times of London output depending on where in the world you are!
The Naga Munchetty 5am bulletin will be shown at 4pm in Sydney, for example. So, familiar faces at regular times applies around the clock.
A reshuffle internally, as implied in your closing statement, probably somewhat answers your opening statement in the first paragraph.
Whilst World has always had reasonably fixed slots with fixed faces, AJE proves that such a scenario is not essential. I agree with you in that regard.
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