I agree the burgundy colour doesn't suit the set at all.
I think all they've done is just changed the colour... the titles and set and exactly the same otherwise
If I rightly recall, they've changed the Exec Producer for LW (the old one now does This Morning now, I believe?), so perhaps that why they've decided to make the change.
I thought Sarah Ferguson came across very well as a guest today: Not as tetchy as she was with Richard & Judy, able to laugh at herself and banter, even came across as humble-- well as humble as an ex-Royal would be
Mel B is a curious choice as panelist (later this week), I imagine she'll be livelier than Emma Bunton was!
I imagine Kate Thornton will start sometime this week as well, since Jackie and Andrea used to mix and match their days, rather than have a "one week on/one week off" set-up. I look foward to seeing how see gets on.