Five News has handed John Suchet a permanent role to anchor the channel's main bulletins alongside Kirsty Young when she returns from maternity leave next month.
Suchet, who was originally hired to cover for Young, will co-present the main bulletins at 5.30pm and 7pm. A third presenter, undecided as yet, will read the evening updates.
Young, who is to become the new presenter of Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, is expected to return in late September.
So who will present the thursday/friday bulletins?
I somehow don't seem to like the idea of co-presenters. To me, it sounds like a recipe for disaster and I see a frosty feel to it. And as soon as John has a day off they've got to go and find another new presenter.
And I hate how they've failed to give Kate Gerbeau a higher role.