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Vanessa Feltz will present Early Breakfast in 2011
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ColinB
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
She's better than Allinson- you need no other reason really.


Really? I'd never ever thought of Feltz as being anything other than an outspoken, self-centred and obnoxious woman.

However, I can happily listen to Mr. Allinson. In contrast to many egotistical R2 presenters these days, he's much more interested in (and knowledgeable about) the music he plays - music which largely matches my own musical preferences. So on that count alone he must be better than Mrs. MotorMouth! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iíve never actually heard Vanessa on the radio but I have heard Allinson and having done so, Iíve concluded that anyone would be better than him, so on that basis Vanessa is the girl for the job. Smile
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Rachel wrote:
Iíve never actually heard Vanessa on the radio but I have heard Allinson and having done so, Iíve concluded that anyone would be better than him, so on that basis Vanessa is the girl for the job. Smile


Give her a listen first, Rachel. Believe me, she's dire - to my ears anyhow. Still, her appointment is at least consistent with Shennan's other disastrous appointments.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Rachel wrote:
Iíve never actually heard Vanessa on the radio but I have heard Allinson and having done so, Iíve concluded that anyone would be better than him, so on that basis Vanessa is the girl for the job. Smile


Give her a listen first, Rachel. Believe me, she's dire - to my ears anyhow. Still, her appointment is at least consistent with Shennan's other disastrous appointments.


If she really is that bad- she'll go far and last a long time on R2. That's how it works apparently.
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Rachel wrote:
If she really is that bad- she'll go far and last a long time on R2. That's how it works apparently.


That is undoubtedly true, alas.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the appointments were that dreadful then surely the numbers would have dipped compared to other stations?

Though, like the majority here, I'm wondering who is actually listening, particularly since the demographics are supposed to be pretty static.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Iíve never actually heard Vanessa on the radio but I have heard Allinson and having done so, Iíve concluded that anyone would be better than him, so on that basis Vanessa is the girl for the job. Smile

I think Vanessa could be ok if she can curb her verbosity. She does a phone in show & phone in hosts as a breed are abhorent, though she is less so than most.
I hope when she joins Radio 2 she will realise that less (words) is more
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caught Vanessa Feltz on the Graham Norton show this morning. When my husband turned the radio off, the feeling was pretty similar to the one we got when we turned CE off. Blessed relief!

No problem for us. We're tuned into Christian O'Connell on Absolute Radio first thing. Can't see anything changing there.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wasn't she awful! I was going to record the first hour or Early Breakfast as I've been doing for the last few months but I'm having second thoughts now.

I just hope she burns herself out. Why on earth does she want to do 2 radio shows a day every week day morning?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the money I should think! It looks like we will be subjected to her at every turn now as well as CE. Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and she is still doing her BBC Radio London show weekdays.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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For the money I should think! It looks like we will be subjected to her at every turn now as well as CE. Sad


Or maybe it's to stop her eating............... She said why would I want to stay at home, I don't want to bake cakes all day...........

We are doomed is all I can say to that!

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Or maybe it's to stop her eating............... She said why would I want to stay at home, I don't want to bake cakes all day...........

We are doomed is all I can say to that!

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I would be quite happy to stay at home and bake cakes all day, but who would eat them?

Yes Helen, I am afraid we are. It used to be OUR BBC. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know until I heard it on the show this morning, that she's the permanent replacement for Jeremy Vine when he's not there. Deep joy! Rolling Eyes
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I heard that when it was first announced Minx. The report also said he wasn't very pleased about that and also other presenters were not happy about her coming at all. How true it was we'll never know!

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Angela W wrote:
I would be quite happy to stay at home and bake cakes all day, but who would eat them?

Yes Helen, I am afraid we are. It used to be OUR BBC. Evil or Very Mad


She's obviously got a 'food addiction' problem and needs to keep busy to stop herself eating. There are hundreds of things she could do apart from baking cakes, but her mind must be stuck on food!

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I have avoided the woman this far and will do in perpetuity. She's completely obnoxious - almost as much as Evans. No, correction: As much as Evans. And that's saying something.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The trail for the new show has been going out on R2 this week. I don't think she'll be as bad as some of you seem to think she will. She may not be the obvious choice for a music show, but that doesn't mean she shouldn't at least give it a go.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Fred you're wrong there

I have met this deadful woman and believe me she is certainly as bad as most posters are suggesting and probably worse

An absolute bitch and smug with it so I think she will give CE a run for his money in the irritation stakes Mad
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fred wrote:
The trail for the new show has been going out on R2 this week. I don't think she'll be as bad as some of you seem to think she will. She may not be the obvious choice for a music show, but that doesn't mean she shouldn't at least give it a go.


Not long to wait now and find out what she's like, at least she won't be another standin
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She did confirm that she will be the permanant cover for Jeremy Vine. I doubt she will do her BBC London show then. It's a shame Matthew Bannister won't be covering anymore.
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Fred wrote:
I don't think she'll be as bad as some of you seem to think she will.


The dreadful woman won't get the chance to prove it with me, because I won't be listening. Period.

mark occomore wrote:
She did confirm that she will be the permanant cover for Jeremy Vine. I doubt she will do her BBC London show then. It's a shame Matthew Bannister won't be covering anymore.


Yet another example of how Bob "Do I look as if I'm busking this job?" Shennan knowing what's best for the whole listenership.
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Bob Shennan is getting Vanessa ready to take over from Jeremy. I wouldn't be surprised if he's off to pastures new soon. Wink
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I very much doubt that Mark......... Just because someone sits in doesn't mean they will get the show.

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Isn't BBC London moving to salford?
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Hardly Mark, they have already got BBC Local Radio in Manchester. I doubt people in London would want to listen to that instead. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Isn't BBC London moving to salford?



Radio 5 are moving to salford.I will listen for as long as i want with Feltz.It could be 5 mins or i might for for the full 90(though doubtful) but i will give her a chance....wonder if there will be a handover from Alex to Vannesa?
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mark occomore wrote:
Isn't BBC London moving to salford?


Mark, whatever you're on - can I have some it?
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Helen May wrote:
I very much doubt that Mark......... Just because someone sits in doesn't mean they will get the show.

H

Indeed! Remember when everyone thought that Stuart Maconie would take over the Drivetime show from Johnnie Walker as Stuart was the main holiday cover for that show at the time? And Johnnie Walker didn't take over from Sir Terry Wogan at breakfast time did he? Despite his being Sir Terry's main holiday cover.
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Indeed! Remember when everyone thought that Stuart Maconie would take over the Drivetime show from Johnnie Walker as Stuart was the main holiday cover for that show at the time? And Johnnie Walker didn't take over from Sir Terry Wogan at breakfast time did he? Despite his being Sir Terry's main holiday cover.


You're right. Instead, Bob "Help me, I'm clueless" Shennan decided not to give the job to a decent broadcaster but instead gave it to a complete knob!
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Thank goodness I'm never up at that time of day!

It makes Matthew Bannister seem positively appealing as a stand in for JV Very Happy

Why are they so obsessed with any old has been celebrity they can get to host their prime shows?
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I wish I knew the answer to that BDG. I can see me switching allegience to 6 music. I heard a bit of their early morning output in the run-up to last Christmas and it sounded good. Chris Hawkins is a good DJ.
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I certainly won't be tuning into this dreadful woman.

The alternative on Absolute seems much more appealing-Christian O'Connell.
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Looking on the bright side, Felz's appointment must be good news for whoever runs the Broadcasting House Canteen.
I wouldn't like to be behind her in the queue
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The alternative on Absolute seems much more appealing-Christian O'Connell.

I hear him at work. Not my cup of tea and as for their playlist of about 10 tracks, much of which they have been flogging to death for two years at least. Most unappealing to me. Bring back the pre ginger whinger Virgin radio. Then you might be getting somewhere.
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Alternatives are a big problem LEE.
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In all honesty, while I said earlier that "I don't think she'll be as bad as you think", I didn't really have a clue as to what to expect.

But first impressions: quite good.

She's no "shouty one" - quite the opposite really. Her presenting style at this time of this morning is very relaxed. I'll be listening regularly in the future.

The Jeremy Vine Show, being a slightly different format, will probably have a different presentation style, when Vanessa hosts it.
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No, she wasn't loud enough to wake me up - Chris Evans did that at 6.35 - so I missed her.
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Fred wrote:
In all honesty, while I said earlier that "I don't think she'll be as bad as you think", I didn't really have a clue as to what to expect.

But first impressions: quite good.

She's no "shouty one" - quite the opposite really. Her presenting style at this time of this morning is very relaxed. I'll be listening regularly in the future.

The Jeremy Vine Show, being a slightly different format, will probably have a different presentation style, when Vanessa hosts it.


I'll have to strongly disagree with you Fred!

She was absolutely atrocious. Relaxed? She was annoying me after 5 minutes, her voice has almost the pitch of a hyena. I've never heard her on radio (appart from on Graham Norton on Saturday) but I won't be listening again that's for sure.

A yappy woman who we don't need on the airwaves, she gives women broadcasters a bad name as well.

As for the Jeremy Vine Show, well I won't be listening whenever she is on.

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I thought she was delightful. Smile
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