I agree that Martin Popplewell is developing into one of the best people on Sky. I liked him back in the days when he was a regular on Channel 5, but I think it was his documentary, The Real Castaway, which showed his real depth. There’s a clip from it on his website:
No longer have access to live news on sky (Virgin customer) But I seem to recall Steve Dixon floating my boat and indeed Martin Popplewell. Not sure if that’s an eye candy approach though. Now I only have BBC news 24, it took a while to get used to the change in style, BUT, when I then saw Sky News I thought the standard generally over the 3 days in my hotel room had dropped dramatically. Not sure if that’s because the BBC is more high brow as a rule or if Sky have decided on dumbing down. I don’t think I would go back to Sky now even if I had the option.