But how about the swapped positions of the presenters and guests?
Poster above alluded to restrictions of the cameras from the election, but what does this mean and why would they have to swap sides on the sofas?
I'm not saying it's certainly the case, but just basing it on the photos I've seen of the studio. Basically the studio was remodeled for the election and a lot of stuff was changed which reduced the flexibility of said studio.
I've seen shots of the studio layout and the background behind the presenter is more busy than the one that is behind the guests (I think there might be producers and staff behind her) and I think a wide shot of both the guests in the old position may well be more distracting because of this, Since behind the presenter is rarely shown, it's best to put the guests in front of the nicer back-drop.
May also be logistical reasons for it in relation to positioning of things like the autocue.
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