Belfast Telegraph

BBC serves Breakfast in new home

The stars of BBC Breakfast have welcomed viewers to the show's new home in Salford.

Regular presenters Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid hosted from the MediaCityUK base in the northern city for the first time.

A traditional television link between the pair introduced viewers to the new setting - one and a half minutes into the programme.

Bill previewed a news item on one in four people reportedly not knowing their neighbours, suggesting friends may be made in other ways nowadays.

Susanna followed on: "Talking of making new friends, we are very glad you have joined us for our first morning from our new studio in Salford."

Bill continued: "We have still got our old friends, of course, too - Carol has the weather."

Weather reporter Carol Kirkwood was out on location for the first live show as she brought the forecast from Upton House and Gardens in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

The corporation's flagship morning programme will be fronted by Bill, Susanna, Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt, following the departures of presenter Sian Williams and sports presenter Chris Hollins.

The team join around 2,200 BBC staff now based in Salford, including employees of the BBC Sport and BBC Children departments, Radio 6 Music, Radio 5 Live and North West Tonight.

Broadcast since 2000, BBC Breakfast averages an audience of 12 million viewers per week.

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph