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Who is the new presenter? (September 2004)

JO
joy210
Anne or whatever her name is has just revealed its Konnie and Adrians last UKTop40 show today andthey will be revealing the new presenter tonight. I personaly think this is a shame how ever much i despise konnie. Does this mean the beginning of the end for the show? Does anyone know who the new presenter is?

Joy
RD
RDJ Central (West) Midlands Today
It is Andrew Hayden Smith but on his own.
FA
fanoftv Central (West) Midlands Today
How very strange. I know that Andrew Hayden Smith had become a good presenter, but he is best when he's working with somebody else.

What's stranger is that Konnie & Adrian are leaving, wasn't Adrian or isn't he a producer or something on the show?
Perhaps Adrian wants to move onto something new and away from CBBC, and with Blue Peter on 5 times a week and Liz going on maternity leave soon perhaps Konnie will be needed elsewhere, I can only think of the weekends when they can go and film the special editions.
:-(
A former member Anglia (East) Look East
Andrew has presented before and IMO he did quite well, though on all the occasions I can recall he was presenting alongside Konnie. Would UK Top 40 work with a sole presenter though? When the Agents first started they cut Top 40 to half an hour and had Konnie as sole host (with Adrian behind the scenes) but then returned to the 60-min 2-presenter format. Reggie Yates has also hosted (with Devin 'Devstar' Griffin of 1xtra, this was while they were both on Smile) but now Reg is doing TOTP every week as well as Smile, 1xtra on Saturdays and Ugetme, he's probably too busy to do Top 40 full time.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
So even less chance of Konnie leaving Blue Peter then!

I like the idea of UK Top 40 - and IMO it should become the replacement for TOTP.

The main problem with TOTP is it's on Friday nights with last weeks chart, compared to Saturdays CD:UK with this weeks chart. And TOTP featuring acts not already in the charts really moves away from the origins of the programme.

Also, acknowledging that UK Top 40 has the no. 1 announced simultaneously with Radio 1, would moving it to 7pm on BBC3 (or even BBC1 or 2) be worth considering, revamping it into more of a chart rundown, with all the new entries featured in full. It would then be less of a kids show, more of a music show.
NS
NickyS Founding member
Perhaps they are just trying to push Andrew as the main CBBC presenter ... or maybe Adrian has a job somewhere else.
:-(
A former member Anglia (East) Look East
Brekkie Boy posted:

Also, acknowledging that UK Top 40 has the no. 1 announced simultaneously with Radio 1, would moving it to 7pm on BBC3 (or even BBC1 or 2) be worth considering, revamping it into more of a chart rundown, with all the new entries featured in full. It would then be less of a kids show, more of a music show.


You've spotted the main flaw with the Top 40 show. I was going to post something similar to this, but didn't want to be seen to be complaining about something on CBBC. Indeed, since the loss of pay channels UK Top 40 has become my main music show of the week (sad or what?). The problem is, as currently evidenced by Eric Prydz, is that there are tunes and videos which are un-CBBCable, or bands who whilst not too offensive/illicit for kids' TV, are unpopular with the target audience (it's rare to see Razorlight or the Killers, and impossible to see Biffy Clyro, for example.)
Having something like 'The Real Chart Show - The show that's honest about what's in the charts' on BBC3 around 9 or 10 at night would enable them to play tunes which are not wanted / not suitable for CBBC. But as the Radio 1 chart currently finishes at 7pm, that's when the TV chart is currently on, which isduring CBBC time. Sad
Change may come - already the R1 chart puts more emphasis on album and download charts alongside singles, with the possibility of other charts (ringtones, music DVD) being added - if this comes to pass the radio show may be extended, resulting in the No.1 announcement being made during BBc3 time, but for now that's just a pipe-smoker's Christmas wish.
(I don't smoke a pipe).
FA
fanoftv Central (West) Midlands Today
I've always wondered why they've never had a Top of The Pops on Three on Sunday Night.

I know that they briefly covered the chart on the sunday Liquid News editions, but that was it.

It is a nice idea, yet if it was on Three, it would be late with the chart, well not as late as Top of the Pops on BBC One on a friday night.

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