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End of a Yorkshire Duo

Goodbye to Gaynor & John

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Towielad
Announced tonight on Itv Calendar that both John Shires and Gaynor Barnes are retiring from Itv Yorkshire, they between them have over 60 years on Calendar and YTV!

Be sad o see them go
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Andrew Founding member
It was announced on tonight’s programme that both Gaynor Barnes and John Shires are both retiring after next Friday’s programme

They apparently have a combined service of 60 years on Calendar and on Yorkshire TV in general
Last edited by Andrew on 19 March 2021 6:52pm
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RDJ


richard110888 and Ballyboy gave kudos
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Ballyboy
Wish them well When did Gaynor start doing the breakfast bulletins?. I think Carolyn Hodgson did it before her. and they presented the programme for East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire too?
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TV Forum Team
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TV Forum Team
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W1LL
Shame to see them go. Always a pleasure when they’re on together, they never felt like the B team.
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South Today
That’s a shame to see them go. I’ve always rated them much more highly than Christine and Duncan.
Last edited by South Today on 24 March 2021 10:38pm
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Andrew Founding member
I’ll miss John’s grumpy persona. There is never a show goes by where he isn’t moaning about something by the end.
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Andrew Founding member
To show how long they’ve been presenting the programme, here they are hosting Calendar in 1994

Christine was just a bulletin reader back then

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Ben Shatliff
RDJ posted:




Is there a specific reason why they are leaving? A shame when anybody leaves a programme after so many years; but two together?

Good Luck to John and Gaynor from Granadaland 👍😀
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Andrew Founding member
Wish them well When did Gaynor start doing the breakfast bulletins?. I think Carolyn Hodgson did it before her. and they presented the programme for East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire too?

Think both those happened at the same time. The short lived East version ended in 2009 and Gaynor moved to GMTV bulletins

The Friday presenter of Calendar was Kate Walby at that point, Gaynor only got her regular weekly role on Calendar back when Kate moved to Lookaround

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