The main reason for not returning to the southbank is due to the fact they are very happy and content at Television Centre. They were worried about the move at first, and would the four daytime shows settle in, in their new studios - and this far they have been very successful.
That won't be the main reason. It was probably a factor but it's a much bigger decision than just whether a few shows work in their new location.
The future of the South Bank site has been in question for years and the work on the (now aborted) plans for it will have been a big expensive project. This is multi million pound property development and the relocation of hundreds of staff, its not a decision based on how happy Philip Schofield is with his dressing room.
And of course the new arrangements seem to be working out well on screen... but we've no idea how much better or worse they are in terms of logistics and production they are, or how the staff feel about it. I imagine the geographic split between offices and studio won't work that well in winter
No the main reason they aren't going back is because the new boss realises the value of the site and thinks that ITV are better off selling it than occupying it
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