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Steve in Pudsey9,713 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)


It doesn't happen that often though - can't think of any examples other than the Ford/Raworth switch mentioned earlier


The all time classic was an overnight News 24 shift when the absence from the studio floor of the duty presenter, one Clarence Mitchell I believe, was noticed as the top of the hour loomed.

Luckily Nicky Schiller, (formerly of this Parish and whose contributions to TVF are much missed) was producing. He has presenting experience, and jumped onto the set and covered admirably until the aforementioned Mr Mitchell was located and woken up...
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Andrew13,401 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I’m not entirely sure the London presenter would be straight out of the door, unless her car is on a meter outside.

If she really wasn’t able to continue, there would always be someone who could read the autocue in a half decent manner for a bit, even if not another presenter, there would be on screen reporters like Joel Hills about. The London late presenter might be there, Tom Bradby might probably be there. Peston might be kicking about, although that would be an interesting prospect.
Woodpecker380 posts since 19 Jan 2018
Central (West) Midlands Today
I’m not entirely sure the London presenter would be straight out of the door, unless her car is on a meter outside.

If she really wasn’t able to continue, there would always be someone who could read the autocue in a half decent manner for a bit, even if not another presenter, there would be on screen reporters like Joel Hills about. The London late presenter might be there, Tom Bradby might probably be there. Peston might be kicking about, although that would be an interesting prospect.


I'd have thought Tom Bradby would be there, if no one else, considering that the anchors typically arrive a good few hours before their bulletins go to air. Slightly off topic, but I watched a VRT bulletin a couple of months ago where the presenter, much like Mary Nightingale the other night, had a sore throat, and so the sport presenter took over midway through.
Brekkie30,799 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Peston might be kicking about, although that would be an interesting prospect.

I don't think it'll be long till they give him a shot in the seat on News at Ten. Indeed if and when Brexit is done wouldn't be surprised if there is a bit of a turnover when it comes to political editors.
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Woodpecker380 posts since 19 Jan 2018
Central (West) Midlands Today
Peston might be kicking about, although that would be an interesting prospect.

I don't think it'll be long till they give him a shot in the seat on News at Ten. Indeed if and when Brexit is done wouldn't be surprised if there is a bit of a turnover when it comes to political editors.


Don't give them ideas! Don't get me wrong, I think Peston is an utterly fantastic reporter, but he certainly wouldn't be my first choice as a newsreader.
London Lite10,105 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
I know they've had the likes of Geraint Vincent covering the main London bulletin, but is rather void of men on the main bulletin either as a number 2 or number 3 stand-in on a regular basis.

Suzanne Virdee wouldn't have been my first choice for being on the main bulletin cover.