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Nathan_Connell1259 posts since 26 Jan 2016
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
First working day of the festive season and Suzanne Virdee presented the London bulletin.

Julie did all three bulletins, even the lunchtime bulletin!! This must be a first AFAIK, even when she hosted on Christmas Day, back in the black & yellow era, Charlene white hosted the lunchtime then.

EDIT : Chris Ship hosting all three today (Thursday)
Last edited by Nathan_Connell1 on 29 December 2016 12:56pm
excel991,389 posts since 3 Jan 2009
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Not really, ITV News always use the same strategy to cover the Christmas period.

It must be fairly recent. I can recall Faye Barker doing a lunchtime between Christmas and New Year, but AFAIK she has never done any evening national bulletins. (as an aside the bulletin was quite lengthy and even included a guest interview. I guess this must have been around the time a full length News at Ten aired between Christmas and New Year)
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Andrew11,758 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Sometimes the lunchtime bulletins, particularly on the weekend days will still be hosted by a lesser known face at Christmas, I bet that will be the case this Saturday. But the rest of the strategy, where each presenter does one day each, all bulletins has been the way for years.
Brekkie27,030 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Not really, ITV News always use the same strategy to cover the Christmas period.

It must be fairly recent. I can recall Faye Barker doing a lunchtime between Christmas and New Year, but AFAIK she has never done any evening national bulletins.

Remember ITV also used to have the Morning News so it's possible they sometimes used the same presenter for both, plus of course they had the news channel to staff for a few years. Similarly I suspect sometimes they've shared a presenter between the lunchtime summary and the evening edition of London Tonight.

Generally speaking though for the last few years over the Christmas period the senior (and not quite so senior) presenters have taken a day each.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
London Lite7,071 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Sometimes the lunchtime bulletins, particularly on the weekend days will still be hosted by a lesser known face at Christmas, I bet that will be the case this Saturday. But the rest of the strategy, where each presenter does one day each, all bulletins has been the way for years.


Will be interesting to see if we get a B team presenter to present the late bulletin on Saturday counting down into 2017?
Brekkie27,030 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Sometimes the lunchtime bulletins, particularly on the weekend days will still be hosted by a lesser known face at Christmas, I bet that will be the case this Saturday. But the rest of the strategy, where each presenter does one day each, all bulletins has been the way for years.


Will be interesting to see if we get a B team presenter to present the late bulletin on Saturday counting down into 2017?

It's usually Alastair Stewart isn't it?

A 45-minute slot this year from 11.30-12.15.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?