TALKTV CONFIRMS NEW BREAKFAST SHOW AND SCHEDULE CHANGES
IF YOU MISSED IT - Jeremy Kyle joins TV presenter & columnist Nicola Thorp on TalkTV’s brand new breakfast show.
Launching early next month, Talk Today will be a dynamic mix of news and views, broadcast daily from 6am to 9.30am from state-of-the-art TV studios in The News Building at London Bridge. Jeremy and Nicola will anchor the Monday to Thursday shows with hosts for Friday and the weekend to be announced shortly.
Jeremy said: “I began my career on breakfast shows, so Talk Today feels like coming home. There's something very special about being in the slot that sets the news agenda for the day...
"I’m hugely excited to be working with Nicola. We have become great pals off camera, so it'll be fantastic to bring that friendship to the show. We’ll talk with the audience about the issues that affect the whole country rather than only the few. And, of course, we'll have some fun.”
Nicola says, “It’s a dream come true to be co-hosting the brand-new breakfast show Talk Today. I’ve been part of the TalkTV family for the past 18 months, during which time I’ve connected with people who have challenged my opinions and taught me how to find common ground across the political divide.
“I’m looking forward to hearing from our viewers all over the UK about what matters most to them and holding politicians to account. It’s important to both me and Jeremy that everyone gets a voice.”
Julia Hartley-Brewer will move from her breakfast slot to front a self-titled new show from 1pm to 3pm Monday to Friday. Julia is one of the most distinctive and outspoken voices in the business, so expect top drawer coverage of current affairs and politics with her trademark no-nonsense approach.
Julia said: “After five and a half brilliant years hosting breakfast on Talk, I'm so excited to take on a fresh challenge with my brand new show - and to finally get a proper night's sleep! I plan to make afternoons on TalkTV a must-watch destination with a host of interesting guests, hot topics and great debates. And, of course, I will continue to give my honest, straight-talking, common sense.”
Rosanna Lockwood, a highly respected international broadcaster who has worked in Europe, Asia & the Middle East, will take over TalkTV's 7pm hour.
Rosanna said: “It's shaping up to be a pivotal year for politics and social debate here and around the world. Bringing real perspective to the issues and stories that matter is really important for our viewers. People want to make sense of today's hyperspeed news cycle and we'll be here to help with proper analysis and thought-provoking guests.”
Richard Wallace, Head of TV at News UK, said: “This is the next step in TalkTV's evolution and a chance to properly showcase established broadcasters like Jeremy and Julia, while introducing new and exciting voices like Nicola and Rosanna. We are defining ourselves as a new voice in current affairs in UK media.”
Scott Taunton, EVP, President of Broadcasting, News UK, added: “TalkTV is delivering to growing audiences across the UK and beyond. We have created state-of-the-art broadcast facilities within The News Building which these new shows are optimising, while at the same time we are increasingly able to tap into the world class journalism being created across News UK by The Sun, The Times, talkSPORT and more.”
Watch TalkTV, available on Sky 522, Sky Glass 508, Virgin Media 606, Freeview 237 and Freesat 217 as well as on DAB, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV Plus, YouTube, the Talk.TV website and TalkTV iOS and Android apps.