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earnshaw Mon 16-Nov-20 15:03:45

who do you think make the best tv presenters, i do like Ruth Langsford , think she seems very profesional

Whingingmom Mon 16-Nov-20 15:10:45

I like Ruth and Eamonn, they have a good chemistry even when they bicker.

Lucca Mon 16-Nov-20 15:19:55

I once made the mistake of watching Loose Women so I’d say any of them would be awful.
I like Dara o’briain.

sodapop Mon 16-Nov-20 18:40:36

I used to like Angus Deayton but unfortunately he had a drug issue, don't hear anything of him now.

Female presenters I agree with Lucca nobody from Loose women. I find Ruth Langsford ok without Eamonn.

crazyH Mon 16-Nov-20 18:48:38

Bradley Walsh and Piers Morgan

grannyrebel7 Mon 16-Nov-20 18:58:02

Alex Jones, especially when she presents with Gethin Jones. The chemistry between them is great. He's got his own show now so I don't suppose we'll see him on The One Show very often now.

Casdon Mon 16-Nov-20 19:02:25

My favourite is Derek Brockway, who’s the weatherman on BBC Wales, he also does a series called Weatherman Walking - he’s a natural.

Jane43 Mon 16-Nov-20 21:20:39

I like three of the BBC Breakfast Show presenters: Louise, Dan and Charlie but I’m not keen on Naga. I also like Angela Rippon on a programme called Rip Off Britain and Emily Maitlis on News Night.

Lilypops Tue 17-Nov-20 08:01:16

I love Owain the weather guy on BBC. I hope he gets his own show , he, seems very nice and kind
Love Bradley on the Chase

LauraNorder Tue 17-Nov-20 08:06:25

Sean Fletcher for me, always so very pleasant and natural. Yes I like Ruth too, she and Eamon are quite natural but I do think he oversteps the mark occasionally and the banter turns to bicker.

Puzzler61 Tue 17-Nov-20 08:17:06

I have a guilty pleasure that is watching anything Gethin Jones is on and most mornings begin with viewing his new programme “Morning Live” (co-hosted with Kim Marsh).
There was an item about his 11 year old nephew Alby who is on the autistic spectrum, and how he recently took park in a Zoom theatre session as he was a bit marooned at home since Covid has closed things down and not seeing many people. Alby’s name was used during the play and he was invited to join in with shouting out things and doing actions.
The young lad was a little bit unsure at first but Gethin joined in too and by the end of it they were both engaged with the actors.
It looked very therapeutic for Alby and Gethin looked so proud of his nephew. It was a beautiful piece of filming and my admiration for Gethin grew just that little bit more.

TerriBull Tue 17-Nov-20 08:22:52

Many years ago, Richard and Judy did an afternoon programme, I did like them as presenters, particularly when they introduced a book club as one of their regular features. Richard was a bit floppy haired and a tad too good to be true, but I liked Judy very much. I think at least presenters like them had some journalistic background and therefore far more gravitas than some of today's lightweights. I don't watch morning tv, I particularly can't stand Holly and Phil.

At one time I did like Naga, I don't watch her much these days, I find her habit of going off piste and having folksy conversations with Carol the weather woman for example, as if it's just the two of them in a room together, without the eyes and ears of the nation waiting for whatever it was they are supposed to deliver really annoying, and somewhat disingenuous. There is a "I'm your mate sharing a coffee whilst sitting in your kitchen only interested in fatuous nonsense like the colour of your dress, and not a highly paid broadcaster paid a fortune to front an early morning news programme.

I quite like Jo Coburn who presents the BBC2 politics show. I'm sure I'll think of someone else after I've posted this.

Jane43 Tue 17-Nov-20 14:23:19

Yes I like Jo Coburn too TerriBull.

grannyactivist Tue 17-Nov-20 14:38:17

I rarely watch TV so I have little idea about who most of the presenters are, but in the early 90s and again 10 years ago my path crossed with that of Richard Madeley and on both occasions he showed himself to be a very sensitive and kindly man.

Kate1949 Tue 17-Nov-20 14:51:02

I found myself shouting at Lorraine this morning. She was being her usual sycophantic self. Her constant patter of 'Oh you're marvellous, you're so brave, you're fantastic, what a wonderful thing you've done, you're a national treasure, I can't believe you've done that, you're amazing' drives me up the wall. I think lockdown is getting to me. blush

Kate1949 Tue 17-Nov-20 14:54:51

I'm sure Lorraine is very nice. Better to be nice than critical (like me). blush

DanniRae Tue 17-Nov-20 15:42:17

I agree with you about Lorraine - too twee for words. Not sure she's like that when the cameras stop. Just a feeling........hmm

Dinahmo Tue 17-Nov-20 15:48:12

Piers Morgan, Jeremy Vine, Jo Coburn and the Channel 4 news team. I never shout at any of them.

Sparkling Tue 17-Nov-20 20:06:51

I think Mary Nightingale is superb. I avoid Naga so annoying and Loose Women lot are just embarrassing now.

Jaxjacky Tue 17-Nov-20 20:28:42

I can’t take to Naga either, but I like the rest of the Breakfast team, Jeremy Vine is irritating now, too much exposure?

Harris27 Tue 17-Nov-20 20:35:29

I like Charlie on bbc breakfast news can’t take to naga though. Lorraine drives me mad with her constant telling everyone their fab. I like Ruth.

hulahoop Tue 17-Nov-20 20:50:51

Like you harris27 I find Jeremy vine annoying ,he discusses same things from tv to his radio show . I like Gethin Jones he seems very relaxed in front of the camera . Can't stand Holly and Phil or And and Dec they all get too much exposure .

Chewbacca Tue 17-Nov-20 21:08:28

Dara O’Briain. Angus Deayton was superb.

But the minute I see Paul Merton, I have to switch off. His overpowering self awareness is excruciatingly embarrassing.

Doodledog Tue 17-Nov-20 21:23:29

Jeremy Vine can't go half an hour without mentioning his age and categorising people into 'Boomers', 'Millennials' and so on - it drives me mad. I also think he lost credibility as a 'people's presenter' when it was revealed that he earns £750k a year. How can he possibly relate to people on benefits, or understand how it is to live on a pension or work for minimum wage? He'd be ok on a political programme, or any straight journalism, but I think he's completely inappropriate for the sort of show he presents.

I'm not keen on any of the Loose Women in the context of that show, but I think a lot of that is the show itself. I wouldn't like Colleen, Andrea or Denise in anything, though. Janet S-P is still sharp as a knife, and it would be good to see an older woman present something more challenging than LW, and Kay is ok, too.

Does Angela Epstein count as a presenter? She makes me shout at the TV when she's on Jeremy Vine. I can't bear the 'jokes' and attempts at flirtatious banter - she's like an embarrassing aunt at a family get together.

Whingingmom Tue 17-Nov-20 22:44:48

I find Jeremy Vine intensely annoying; he has a tendency to interrupt people he is interviewing and does not listen with any interest to their replies. I find him rather opinionated and without insight.
I do agree with other posters that Bradley Walsh and Dara O’Briein are pleasant, personable and perceptive. I also think Alexander Armstrong and Rob Brydon are good.