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Eamonn and Ruth to be hired by the BBC

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Well, according to a report tonight from The Sun.
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London Lite Founding member London London
Morning Live replacements if the current duo leave at the end of this run?
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
"BBC waste licence fee money on aging presenting duo" probably the next headline then.

I suspect like when the BBC poached Holly and Bradley last year that it'll be a one-off or short series that was already planned.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
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Jonwo
"BBC waste licence fee money on ageing presenting duo" probably the next headline then.

I suspect like when the BBC poached Holly and Bradley last year that it'll be a one-off or short series that was already planned.

Eamonn has done shows for the BBC including Open Air early on his career but I don't think Ruth has.
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London Lite Founding member London London
There wasn't any fuss when they were commissioned for a series on Channel 5.
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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The story is based around this quote:

A telly source said: “Eamonn and Ruth have a huge fanbase and are very experienced.

"They can easily carry any number of shows, so producers at the Beeb are considering handing them a format to front.”


Sounds like a done deal Laughing
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
Jonwo posted:
Eamonn has done shows for the BBC including Open Air early on his career but I don't think Ruth has.

Yes, if you take out GMTV, Eamonn was always more of BBC personality than an ITV one at least until he started regularly doing This Morning.
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Jonwo
I wouldn't be surprised if it's a factual entertainment series rather than Morning Live.
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Gary McEwan Central Reporting Scotland
Jon posted:
Jonwo posted:
Eamonn has done shows for the BBC including Open Air early on his career but I don't think Ruth has.

Yes, if you take out GMTV, Eamonn was always more of BBC personality than an ITV one at least until he started regularly doing This Morning.


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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Jonwo posted:
I wouldn't be surprised if it's a factual entertainment series rather than Morning Live.

Oh it will be.

Remember when Morning Live was reported, it was going to be a 2 hour show going head to head with This Morning.

The reality was a 45 min show at 9:15.

Remember the papers still live in this world where it’s ITV vs BBC, and everybody is one of the other, and everything is a ratings war. There was nothing stopping Eamonn and Ruth hosting a BBC format anyway, as pointed out, they’ve done stuff on Channel 5 before, and as also pointed out Holly has done stuff on the BBC as well.
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Jonwo


Remember the papers still live in this world where it’s ITV vs BBC, and everybody is one of the other, and everything is a ratings war. There was nothing stopping Eamonn and Ruth hosting a BBC format anyway, as pointed out, they’ve done stuff on Channel 5 before, and as also pointed out Holly has done stuff on the BBC as well.


It's surprising that Holly isn't on a golden handcuffs deal unlike Phil but TBH it's not really a thing anymore apart from a handful of presenters and talent.
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Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
Jonwo posted:
"BBC waste licence fee money on ageing presenting duo" probably the next headline then.

I suspect like when the BBC poached Holly and Bradley last year that it'll be a one-off or short series that was already planned.

Eamonn has done shows for the BBC including Open Air early on his career but I don't think Ruth has.


I remember Ruth presenting the BBC Really Useful Show on daytime mornings on BBC One when I was young in the 90s.
And Eamonn has done BBC Open Air, How Do They Do That? and Jet Set. Probably more stuff too that I can't remember.

I hope they do their own This Morning show on BBC One to rival ITV. They are excellent interviewers and great at news and consumer affairs.
Whether you personally like them or not, honestly, ITV have made a mistake in sacking two of their channel's best and most popular broadcasters.
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