As Andrew Castle and Emma Crosby bid viewers a final farewell, Senior producer Rav Vadgama was recording the director’s hard at work.. The first video is of director Erron Gordon opening GMTV for the final time. The second is of… Read more
GMTV Promo – The Morning After
Ben Shephard is to join Sky Sports to present its football coverage. According to the Daily Mirror, Ben will likely present UEFA champions league and some premiership football matches in a deal thought to be worth up to ?495,000-a-year. Sky… Read more
ITV has today confirmed the name of their new morning show. ?Daybreak? will launch on 6th September and will emanate from the old London Tonight studio, studio 7 at ?The London Studios? Director of Factual, Daytime and GMTV, Alison Sharman… Read more
GMTV presenter Emma Crosby is the latest presenter to be axed from the show. She is being dropped from the morning show as ITV bosses prepare for a relaunch with new presenters Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley. An ITV source… Read more
The BBC has withdrawn an offer to The One Show’s Christine Bleakley. Bleakley, who has always made it clear she would like to work with Chiles again, recently said she was “torn” between the BBC and ITV. The BBC said:… Read more
Christine Bleakley has signed an exclusive three year deal with ITV. Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley will be reunited on ITV’s Breakfast show this September. The BBC had today withdrawn an offer saying: ?Christine is still unable to make a… Read more
Andrew Castle has called time on GMTV. He’ll leave in early September. He said “I have had a fantastic 10 years fronting one of the UK’s most watched television programmes, but with all the changes taking place at GMTV I… Read more
Christine Bleakley is set to join ITV in a ?6 million deal, according to the News of the World. Bleakley will front GMTV with her former co-presenter from The One Show, Adrian Chiles. A TV insider told the paper: “This… Read more
Myleene Klass could be joining Adrian Chiles on the sofa when GMTV relaunches in September. According to The Sunday Mirror, Klass has had two screen tests and GMTV bosses are keen to reunite the pair – Klass and Chiles presented… Read more
Ben Shephard has quit GMTV, according to newspaper reports. Ben, who has been a main presenter on GMTV for the past five years, will stay with the network until the end of the summer. A GMTV source told the ‘Daily… Read more
BBC’s ‘The One Show’ Presenter, Adrian Chiles has quit the BBC. Chiles, who also presents Match of the Day 2 has signed a four-year-deal with ITV worth around five million pounds. Adrian Chiles will take up the role of GMTV… Read more
Eamonn Holmes is set to return to GMTV as part of a massive revamp of the show. According to the ‘Daily Mail’, ITV is hoping to team Eamonn Holmes up with former X Factor presenter, Kate Thornton. Holmes and Thornton… Read more
The Daily Mail is reporting that Penny Smith is to leave GMTV as part of cost cutting measures, while John Stapleton is being moved to a correspondent role, covering major events.
It is understood Penny Smith is going on to present a Radio 2 series later this year on poetry.
She said: “It?s an ideal time for me to say goodbye to early mornings. Now that the format has changed I have taken the plunge and am moving on.”
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GMTV Editor Martin Frizell has been replaced by ITV Studios Head of Daytime, Sue Walton on an interim basis. After 10 years as the editor of GMTV, Martin Frizell decided to step down saying: ?I?ve had a blast but it… Read more
ITV today announced that it has secured full ownership of GMTV, having acquired the remaining 25% stake in the business from The Walt Disney Company.
The acquisition forms part of ITV?s strategy to focus on its core activities and will allow closer integration between ITV and the breakfast service.
ITV made a one-off cash payment of ?18m for Disney?s 25% stake in GMTV, together with a further one-off payment of ?4.25m in respect of Disney?s share of the forecast cash balance in the business as at the year end.
Just an update on what Steve Gaisford is up to these days. The former Setanta Sports News presenter has launched a website based on ‘website presenting’. With over 40 presenters to choose from, Chloros – www.chloros.co.uk – Is “a simple… Read more
Congratulations to GMTV Weather presenter Clare Nasir who gave birth to a baby Girl yesterday morning. Weighing 4lb 1oz, Sienna Clare Nasir Hawkins – is in the special baby care unit of a London hospital. Speaking to GMTV Clare said:… Read more
GMTV has tweaked their idents and on screen graphics.
GMTV Presenter, Kate Garraway has given birth to a baby Boy! William Garraway Draper was born on Tuesday evening (28th July) weighting 7 lbs and 12 ounces. Kate and husband Derek Draper said today, “We are in seventh heaven and… Read more
A burst water main in London forced GMTV off the air for 16 minutes following a massive power cut this morning. The water main on Tooley Street burst at 4am, flooding an electrical substation. At 6.16am, Penny Smith and Andrew… Read more
Lucy Cotter has been presenting this week’s London Tonight with Alastair Stewart. She said in the London Tonight Tonight email: “I’m on day four of five presenting which has been wonderful. Not only does it mean sitting next to the… Read more