Changes ahead for GMTV & The One Show
It has been announced that changes are ahead for both The One Show and GMTV. We already knew that Adrian Chiles’ move to ITV would see him presenting GMTV, that a good few of GMTV‘s current presenters are leaving and that Christine Bleakley would be joined by comedian Jason Manford on The One Show, but now more details have been announced regarding both shows. Below are outlines of the changes.
ITV’s director of factual and daytime Alison Sharman described the moves as “the biggest change” in the programme’s history. “Change, both on and off screen, is an essential part of the process of restoring one of the nation’s great breakfast shows to its former glories,” a spokesperson said. “One of the key objectives is to ensure that the core audience of housewives with children keep watching, but also to attract new viewers to our revitalised breakfast show.”
- The show will be given a £1.5m cash injection and will re-launch in September.
- The brand ‘GMTV‘ will be scrapped. The new name hasn’t been confirmed.
- Adrian Chiles will front the new show, but his co-host has not been chosen yet.
- The current music package will be changed to something completely different.
- It is likely that the new programme will begin broadcasting in high-definition.
- Kate Garraway, Penny Smith Andrew Castle and Emma Crosby will leave/have left.
- The main show (and Lorraine Kelly’s) will move to a brand new studios overlooking the Thames.
- Celebrity chats will be scrapped to go head-to-head with the BBC’s top-rating BBC Breakfast.
- Lorraine Kelly’s lifestyle segments will be live instead of having two pre-recorded.
The One Show
A spokesperson from the BBC said: “The One Show is off air for four weeks during the World Cup. During this time, the One Show studio is going to have a bit of a revamp ready for when it returns on July 12 where it will also be available in glorious high definition on the BBC HD channel. Christine [Bleakley] will also be joined by two new presenters on its return – Jason Manford and Chris Evans.”
- The show will be off air for 4 weeks (due to the World Cup), but will return on July 12th.
- The weeknight magazine show will also benefit from a slight set revamp and will broadcast in HD.
- Christine Bleakley will be joined by Jason Manford (Mon-Thurs) and Chris Evans (Fri).