Carlton themselves are quite proud of Central News at Six (East) and have no plans to drop the sofa desk combo or the comical astons that acompany most of the packages!
Personally I always find central news east excellent for a good laugh, especially at the end of the programme when Marie Ashby and Llewella Bailey start flirting with the sports presenter (usually Kieth Daniel). Sometimes it gets sooo out of control that the director just plays the end music without anyone saying goodbye. In terms of its news content, lets just say it really makes you appreciate (sp?) East Midlands Today!
Also, after the first few items, i almost expect Marie and Llewella to discuss the latest showbiz gossip as per GMTV.
Although in it's defence, the presenters from Central News East that I have met are really nice and down to earth unlike some of their BBC counterparts, some of which are very anal-ey retented!
(my lips are sealed;) )