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CO
Cold Open Recently warned West Country (East) Points West
RDJ posted:
I would imagine Wesley might be a shoe in to fill the anchor seat when Bob retires, whenever that will be.

ℹ The expression is shoo-in ( not spelt as in footwear). 🎓
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MA
Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
RDJ posted:
I’ve always thought it is a tremendous shame over a decade on Wesley hasn’t found a new home. Sharing the main anchor role at Central with Matt Teale, or at the helm in the Channel Islands.

He’s been appearing quite a bit recently on Central. Mostly as reporter and anchor of some lates and weekends.

I would imagine Wesley might be a shoe in to fill the anchor seat when Bob retires, whenever that will be.


I honestly believe Bob has had his day and it’s time for him to depart. Let Wesley back in the hot seat!


Yes, Bob looks lost all the time now. He should step aside and let fresher talent take over. It's similar to Fred in Meridian. He seems to still be more 'on the ball' than Bob, but also doesn't seem to ever want to retire! Bob is 74, Fred is 78.

Wesley has never been that well known as a presenter in the West or East Midlands.
I'd have thought the obvious successor to Bob would be Matt Teale, who has already been job sharing with him for a long time and is well known in the West and East Midlands.
Another option would be current sports presenter Steve Clamp, who already covers quite regularly for Bob and Matt, and he was the main presenter of Central News East with Sameena in the mid to late 00s. He was also a presenter on BBC West Midlands before that.
If only they could bring back Marie Ashby and Llewela Bailey- them presenting Central News East together was the best era of Central News!
I always thought Wesley would have gone to BBC South in Oxford. He is well known in the old Central South area.
ST
South Today
I agree I still see Freddie D as completely on the ball and relates extremely well to his audience

Well with the current Head of News at Central being a former CNS producer, I would like to think she would want Wesley at the helm.

23 days later

LL
London Lite Founding member London London
ITV News Anglia at 6pm was solo tonight with Becky Jago. Hopefully not a return to solo bulletins for the main because of Covid?
WO
Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
ITV News Anglia at 6pm was solo tonight with Becky Jago. Hopefully not a return to solo bulletins for the main because of Covid?


Was double headed up until yesterday but without Jonathan Wills. If I were a betting man I would assume its down to them being short staffed.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
They managed to get Rob Setchell back today with Becky. He's been covering for Willsy since the new year.
7C
70s child Anglia (East) Look East
Tonight no Becky or Wills ?!? Covid issues ??
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Tonight no Becky or Wills ?!? Covid issues ??


I think Becky has Wednesday off anyway.
SK
skynewsfreak Anglia (East) Look East
Tonight no Becky or Wills ?!? Covid issues ??


Jonathan Wills is off as he is recovering from hip surgery.







WO
Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Tonight no Becky or Wills ?!? Covid issues ??


Jonathan Wills is off as he is recovering from hip surgery.









They mentioned it on the programme yesterday.
SI
Siggy Anglia (East) Look East
Another long serving BBC Look East reporter has announced their departure. Kevin Burch.



ST
South Today
Whose going to cover Suffolk now?!

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