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Londoner7,197 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Broadcast posted:
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.
The SNT Three796 posts since 17 Sep 2005
Londoner posted:
Broadcast posted:
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.
Newsreader403 posts since 10 Feb 2004
alexcs19 posted:
Londoner posted:
Broadcast posted:
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.


I'd like it to be Kate co-presenting Thursday and Friday but I expect it will go to Helen Fospero, shame!
Breakfast News1,550 posts since 30 Mar 2003
I can see the point for the 5.30 show, but for the 15 min 7pm show? Seems a bit pointless for it.

I suppose this is to try and counteract the other 'high-profile' duos on the other channels, George and Natasha on the Six, Mark and Mary and Jon and Khrishnan.
Brekkie28,252 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Co-present - why?

Hopefully it's a misunderstanding and what they mean is they'll alternate!


But just what has happened to Five News over the years? It's gone from being the innovator to being the bulletin that feels more dated than the rest!
richardhall99450 posts since 27 Jan 2003
So does this mean that there will be a re-launch...think that studio could get a little cramped with two presenters in there unless they were moving around alot...one on seat and other at screen or on stairs?
all new Phil2,495 posts since 12 Feb 2005
richardhall99 posted:
So does this mean that there will be a re-launch...think that studio could get a little cramped with two presenters in there unless they were moving around alot...one on seat and other at screen or on stairs?

Well seeing as I've seen 4 people sat round the desk before now, I don't think they'll have *that* much of a problem.
Glenn162 posts since 18 Nov 2005
IMO John Suchet is one of the best newscasters ever, and I think it'll be great, especially seen as John'll be staying on-screen. Can't wait to see how they get on. Smile
Brekkie28,252 posts since 4 Jan 2003
As I said then - once again the media getting the wrong end of the stick, and this is actually very old news - though I think John Suchet's original appointment was only supposed to be temporary.