I'm surprised Mr cole hasnt had a look in at the "real" six yet.... apparently the ratings went up when he was on the "fake" six a few months back.
however the bbc news strike was mentioned on virtually every news channel/programme/website throughout the day, so its little wonder people were tuning in to bbc one to see what all the fuss was about.
Stephen Cole has so much prescence when reading the news, he was great during the strike. Why is he doing shows like click online when he is an excellent journalist?
Not sure what his journalistic background is - I don't recall him having been a high-profile location reporter prior to presenting on Sky, CNN and News 24... AIUI he is more of a "presenter" - and there aren't many of them around these days on the main network bulletins. (Amongst the men anyway)
In fact - I think he has come at presenting from the drama end hasn't he? I remember reading he has an acting background - which isn't unusual amongst "presenters". (Jan Leeming, Moira Stewart etc.)