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 Sports sources insist Keys is… 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 said: “DAYBREAK plays a key… 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 said: “Emma will be leaving… 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 The BBC had today withdrawn an offer saying: ?Christine is still unable to make a decision and therefore we have… Read more
The BBC has withdrawn an offer to The One Show’s Christine Bleakley.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: “Christine is still unable to… 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 felt it was time for… 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 shows how ruthlessly ambitious Christine… 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 The One Show during 2007…. 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 Mail’: “Ben has resigned. Obviously,… 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 presenter and will front ITV’s… 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 will present this Friday’s ‘This… 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.”
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 feels like this is a… 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.
GMTV has tweaked their idents and on screen graphics.
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 Castle broke into a back-up… 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 lovely Mr Stewart but it’s… Read more
GMTV refreshed its theme music this morning, and tweaked its news summary’s GMTV With Lorraine:
Emma Crosby has chased off burglars while dressed only in her pyjamas. After returning home from her first GMTV shift, she heard noises coming from the flat above and knew her neighbour was at work. She went upstairs to investigate and was confronted by two… Read more
GMTV Presenter Kate Garraway has announced she is pregnant with her second child. In a joint statement issued with her husband Derek Draper, she said: “We’re over the moon to be having another baby. Darcey is very excited about having a new brother or sister… Read more
16:17PM 08-01-2009 EDIT: It seems the videos are for private viewing only now. Was this supposed to be the new GMTV theme music? (Thanks to Henry, who found this video GMTV Relaunches Monday) ..With Lorraine Kelly:
This Monday, GMTV will be relaunching with a brand new set and on-air look, So what can we expect. A full set of new graphics with brand new titles, wipes and stings, in particular a new news sting. A New studio but a familiar feel… Read more
MR Motivator is returning to GMTV! The 56-year-old Jamaican exercise instructor will make his return in January. In a release, GMTV said: “GMTV will see families pledge their support to the campaign to get fitter and healthier in 2009. With customised on-air and online plans… Read more
Sky News Business presenter, Emma Crosby, is to join Kate Garraway on the sofa as the new face of GMTV breakfast television. Crosby, will replace GMTV veteran Fiona Phillips, who announced her departure in September after 15 years. Emma said: “I am very excited to… Read more
TV presenter Fiona Phillips is leaving GMTV after 12 years to devote more time to her children, according to the Press Association. Phillips will leave the programme at the end of this year. In a statement released by GMTV she said: “It had been the… Read more
Weather presenter, Andrea McLean is to quit her job at GMTV after eleven years. Andrea will continue to present Loose Women on ITV1 and plans to pursue other broadcasting opportunities. Andrea said: “I’ve been thinking about it for a while, The time is right for… Read more