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I personally can't see owt wrong with Patricia's post,  it's true,  people working from home should be doing exactly that, not watching telly, the skiving sods.   :roll:

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At its best it’s scraping the barrel.

Awful tv with awful presenters.

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I think they are scraping the barrel a lot these days with their celebrity this and celebrity that shows,  a lot of which have people you have never heard of.

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There was one on last week with a woman who said she was a clothes blogger,googled her and she was off love island.

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, iansheff said:

I think they are scraping the barrel a lot these days with their celebrity this and celebrity that shows,  a lot of which have people you have never heard of.

As they aren't a 24 hour news channel, they have to rely on the cult of celebrity & entertainment fluff to fill the 4 hours while they're on.   Their biggest nightmare is a major breaking story just they're going off air on a Friday morning.

 

Let's face it, it's a magazine programme not a news programme.  If you want serious news in a morning, it's got to be the BBC or Sky.  Whenever I've seen it, it's "1,000 dead in the earthquake but on a lighter note, pink is the must colour for this Spring & we'll be spending the next hour discussing this in depth." 

Edited by Baron99

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To be honest ITV breakfast has always been the the lighter, cheerier, dumbed down, gaudier version compared to its chief rival.  The latest debacle is hardly a surprise.

 

Even way way back at the start in the early 80s, TV-AM was always seen as the Poundland version of BBC Breakfast Time, once they had dumbed it down to Roland Rat levels it was well and truly done for......   Then along came GMTV with its sunshine yellow sets and cheesy grinning "journalist" presenters like Anthea Turner against the stiff collars and serious BBC Breakfast News....... then came along the the absolutely storming success of Daybreak (.......who??) for those of us are unlucky enough to remember it was an accomplishment in one thing -  somehow managed to be even more irrelevant than The One Show

 

Now days the appearances are slightly reversed with the BBC choosing to go for the slightly more casual sofa arrangement and ITV clearly desperately trying to emulate in American style morning show with their slightly more "serious" news desk arrangement.

 

However the flimsy content, overbearing presenter personalities and tacky giveaway competitions clearly doesn't live up to the more upmarket set.   The BBC still kicks their backside into next week when it comes to ratings.

 

I'm amazed they have not done a Channel 4 or Channel 5 and given up any sort of breakfast TV altogether.

 

They might as well whack on This Morning from 6 a.m. till midday and have done with it.  Clearly whatever program title it always seems to be exactly the same lowbrow, celebrity driven, tabloid level gossip and pointless lightweight drivvel right through to mid-afternoon.

 

Edited by ECCOnoob

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I find it very false with forced laughter. If someone on the programme is rude like Miriam Margolys or the Italian cook, Gino , whoever is presenting that day, pretends to look shocked, then cover their mouths, and burst into laughter. 
This is so obviously false, as they always invite the rude celebrities back on, when they are rude again.

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