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noggin14,646 posts since 26 Jun 2001

Just goes to show - yet again - that most things Chiles seemed to be very good on were really more about the winning format than his ability, spontaneity or charm.

Should have stayed where you were, old bean.


Possibly a little harsh - but not without more than a grain of truth either.

On a decent show, the programme (production is more than just a format) is almost always more than the presenter...

Hopefully some of the things going on in UK broadcasting at the moment are proving that on-screen talent, whilst really important (and not something that you can teach), may have become relatively over-valued in comparison to other roles in the TV industry. It is a huge skill, and very few people have the ability to do it naturally, comfortably and watchably - but just as important are the skills of the other people working on the show. I'm not arguing that backroom people should be paid massively more, just that talent remuneration has got a bit silly. (And in some cases works against presenters when heavily publicised. )
Gavin Scott8,286 posts since 23 Mar 2001
STV Central Reporting Scotland

Just goes to show - yet again - that most things Chiles seemed to be very good on were really more about the winning format than his ability, spontaneity or charm.

Should have stayed where you were, old bean.


Possibly a little harsh - but not without more than a grain of truth either.

On a decent show, the programme (production is more than just a format) is almost always more than the presenter...

Hopefully some of the things going on in UK broadcasting at the moment are proving that on-screen talent, whilst really important (and not something that you can teach), may have become relatively over-valued in comparison to other roles in the TV industry. It is a huge skill, and very few people have the ability to do it naturally, comfortably and watchably - but just as important are the skills of the other people working on the show. I'm not arguing that backroom people should be paid massively more, just that talent remuneration has got a bit silly. (And in some cases works against presenters when heavily publicised. )


I am being particularly harsh with Adrian - and the truth is I enjoyed him on The One Show when I watched it and I also very much enjoyed You're Fired for the last several years.

But - he drip fed an awful lot of diva-like comments to the press about being "treated badly" by the Beeb, not least because of the introduction of Chris Evans on Fridays; and if some tabloids are to be believed, that spilled over into what he felt he could bring to Daybreak.

The risk in telling one man he's worth millions is that he starts to behave as if he thinks he's worth millions.

There's no Schadenfreude in this for me - I'd have liked Daybreak to be terrific, but it simply isn't; and now I see that the shows he left behind are arguably better without him.

The fact is - for him - he really should have stayed where he was.
chris4,269 posts since 6 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
On another note, not too sure about the changes to the You're Fired set - it seems rather crowded on stage, especially with the revolving panel to let the firee out and Dara being so tall, but also the audience area seems to swamp the stage.


Has the set actually changed that much? I thought it was just the desk's colour and the backdrop...
Chie2,195 posts since 31 Jul 2007
Without doubt the right person went last night. Absolute idiot.


If I was on his team I'd have been plotting to overthrow him. They clearly had no confidence in him at all.

That would've made good telly.