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End of a Yorkshire Duo

Goodbye to Gaynor & John

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SP
Steve in Pudsey
There were a couple of Christa clips - or do you mean no message from them?
MA
manclad
I mean there wasn’t a tribute
SP
Steve in Pudsey
And nothing from Look North either, there's usually a message from "the other side" in these things, I'm sure Christine did something for Harry's. You might have expected a message from Peter Levy as John and Gaynor did the East opt for many years.
AN
Andrew Founding member
I grew up over that side of the Pennines. It’s always sad to see presenters you grew up with leave. My first memory of Gaynor was on ‘it’s a vets life’.

Notable absence of words from Christa and Geoff in the montage.


I wouldn't say it was "notable"

They decided to get tributes from celebrities and people they had worked closely with over the years rather than just ex-presenters

I'm sure a message from cricketer Joe Root and Yorkshire writer Kay Mellor meant more to John and Gaynor than a message from Christa Ackroyd!
MA
manclad
I grew up over that side of the Pennines. It’s always sad to see presenters you grew up with leave. My first memory of Gaynor was on ‘it’s a vets life’.

Notable absence of words from Christa and Geoff in the montage.


I wouldn't say it was "notable"

They decided to get tributes from celebrities and people they had worked closely with over the years rather than just ex-presenters

I'm sure a message from cricketer Joe Root and Yorkshire writer Kay Mellor meant more to John and Gaynor than a message from Christa Ackroyd!


One would argue they worked closely with Christa and Geoff plus they had Don Ridell at CNN.

I’m not saying they can’t have celebrity messages (although I do think some celeb messages for local news readers to be a bit cringe) I just thought big names of the past such as Christa might have recorded something.
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Andrew Founding member




They aren’t moving to the Yorkshire division of GB News then! Laughing

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