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ST
South Today
Kate Prout is currently covering Guernsey.
JA
Jamesypoo
Oddly, he does appear to have covered on Channel in the past according to TV Ark. There can't be many time the main presenter for one region has covered for another?


Channel went through a series of cover presenters including Wesley Smith and Matt Teale.

Yes but were these main presenters of their home regions when covering? That was my point, it seems unusual for one of the main 2 presenters to cover another region.
ST
South Today
Oddly, he does appear to have covered on Channel in the past according to TV Ark. There can't be many time the main presenter for one region has covered for another?


Channel went through a series of cover presenters including Wesley Smith and Matt Teale.

Yes but were these main presenters of their home regions when covering? That was my point, it seems unusual for one of the main 2 presenters to cover another region.


Matt Teale and Jonathan Wills were on loan from their regions. Wesley is freelance following his redundancy in 2009.
MA
Meridian AM


MA
Markymark


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IT
ITVwatcher New member
Shame the forum is closing. Only just found it!

Jonathan is going to be a massive loss. Not sure if Rob will take over - unless they want to go much younger. Jonathan must be late 50s, Rob is maybe 30 years his junior?

Here in Essex though we get London as well as Anglia so if it takes a turn for the worse I imagine I'll just watch that.

I too wondered where Russell was so thanks for the info - looking online he seems to have a history in the Channel Islands so maybe he comes from there originally.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3530829/

https://showreel.thetvroom.com/talent-profiles/7814/hookey-russell/

There's been far less from my part of the world on the prog since he's been off screen. It's noticeable. Be good to see him back on Anglia at some point.

Also love Kate too - hope she's not gone gone for good either.
BA
Ballyboy
Jonathan can’t be late 50s can he?
IT
ITVwatcher New member
I'm fairly sure he is. Plus he's just had a hip replaced so that's kind of a giveaway 🤔😂.
Though compared to some regional presenters discussed here even late 50s is pretty young.
Becky must be at least mid 40s too as she was on Newsround years ago.
IT
ITVwatcher New member
Managed to see the Channel Islands programme on Sky.
Hope Jonathan knows what he's signed up for as it's pretty dire.

Their current male presenter is almost theatrical in his gestures and script reading. Overacts on every story which is unnerving to watch.
Anglia is a far more relaxed style but is it unusual? Are other regions more dramatic in how they tell stories?

Is Jonathan going for good or is it likely he'll come back? Does anyone know?
And are Russell & Kate down there permanently? 🤔

Anglia needs to be careful they keep the audience Jonathan has built up. Becky must be quite unnerved to lose him.
EJ
EJNutz
When does Jonathan leave. He was not on Friday or today on Anglia News. Rob Setchell is doing a good job

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