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Spencer For Hire5,753 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
This is exactly why I can't stand BBC Breakfast any more. There's a whole "family" of very smug, full-of-themselves presenters and reporters and the whole performance comes across as contrived. Interestingly, I don't feel the same way about GMB. I think the difference is that Breakfast pretends to be one big, happy family whereas the presenters on GMB don't give a stuff whether they insult or offend each other. Somehow, the latter is more tolerable - for me at least. They just act normally which is quite refreshing.


Absolutely spot on. I find the fake chummy tone of BBC Breakfast completely unbearable these days.

It makes me feel like I’m ill in hospital being visited by two relatives who don’t especially like each other but feel they’ve got to keep my spirits up by making cheery but banal observations about the weather.
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Woodpecker380 posts since 19 Jan 2018
Central (West) Midlands Today
This is exactly why I can't stand BBC Breakfast any more. There's a whole "family" of very smug, full-of-themselves presenters and reporters and the whole performance comes across as contrived. Interestingly, I don't feel the same way about GMB. I think the difference is that Breakfast pretends to be one big, happy family whereas the presenters on GMB don't give a stuff whether they insult or offend each other. Somehow, the latter is more tolerable - for me at least. They just act normally which is quite refreshing.


Absolutely spot on. I find the fake chummy tone of BBC Breakfast completely unbearable these days.

It makes me feel like I’m ill in hospital being visited by two relatives who don’t especially like each other but feel they’ve got to keep my spirits up by making cheery but banal observations about the weather.


It's all very self-congratulatory, isn't it. All very banal, very dull and very middle-of-the-road. Likewise, I don't think Sunrise has been the same since Eamonn Holmes left - whilst still far better than Breakfast, IMO, I do find it to be a bit bland these days. Piers Morgan, on the other hand, obviously isn't afraid to say what he thinks - and while I personally cannot stand him, he is certainly not dull, so I can see how viewers might choose him over the interminable bore-fest that is Breakfast.
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VMPhil9,279 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
This is why I always liked (and still do) Chris Moyles' breakfast show. He's a marmite person, I know. But when he's grumpy he doesn't hide it on air, he tells us what's annoying him, and manages to be funny at the same time. He doesn't try to be super-happy breakfast DJ, and you can't really go back to listening to those types of shows and take them seriously after that.
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