I think it's nice to see a bit of variation in the presentation. I'd have used the demo area a bit more, as I think the entire show came from the blue corner this morning. The Isla Fisher interview made good use of the large demo space.
The blue corner is a little on the small side but as long as it's just the two hosts and Richard Arnold in that area I think it works quite nicely. It's only when they tried squeezing four people around the small desk for the (seemingly out-of-place) homework debate that it looked rather cramped.
Something in me feels like this is more than just a two-week filler, and perhaps a trial for a permanent show. It just seems like a lot of unnecessary effort, where if they just carried on with the regular GMB branding and the same content nobody would bat and eyelid.
I can't see Ranvir and Richard Madeley working quite as well next week, nor Charlotte for that matter. I am looking forward to Ben's return next Thursday for the final two shows - just a shame he isn't hosting alongside Kate.
I love the different shots of the U.K. Would be nice to see them them in GMB titles
Nobody in the media or indeed outside of this forum remembers that the main part of GMTV was called GMTV Today. 99% of people remember Eamonn and Fiona hosting 'GMTV'
The point is that 'GMTV' and 'GMB' are almost identical, whether it is followed by the word 'Today' or not.
Indeed, and if you do a search for "GMTV" on twitter, for example, a lot of results come up, which shows that people are still calling it GMTV, and the fact that Good Morning Britain, often abbreviated to GMB, is so similar to GMTV, is probably a factor in this.
If we still had Daybreak, there would probably be fewer people referring to it as GMTV nowadays.
People always just call things what they're used to calling them. Some people still call Starburst an Opal Fruit. Some people still call Currys PC World, Dixons. When a brand changes it's name it doesn't mean people will stop calling it what they're used to.