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Entertainment The Big Breakfast confirms new presenters for return to Channel 4

07:05  22 july  2021
07:05  22 july  2021 Source:   digitalspy.com

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The Big Breakfast will be back on our screens for one morning only next year, almost 30 years after its original launch, as Channel 4 announces Black Takeover Day. As part of its commitment as an anti-racist organisation to improve Black representation on and off-screen, the broadcaster has announced that it will The Big Breakfast was a light-hearted morning show hosted live from a real house which ran on Channel 4 between 1992 and 2002 and featured an impressive line-up of presenters and contributors, including Chris Evans, Gaby Roslin, Zoe Ball, Denise van Outen and Kelly Brook.

Channel 4 has confirmed it will bring back The Big Breakfast as part of its Black To Front day, which will champion Black on-screen talent. In September, Channel 4 is running a day of broadcasts fronted by Black presenters , which will begin in the morning, with a one-off edition of Announcing the return of The Big Breakfast , Channel 4 has promised the reboot will “retain plenty of its original anarchic spirit, risqué sense of humour and distinctive energy”. AJ said: “I absolutely can’t wait to get stuck into The Big Breakfast . It is such an iconic show to be part of and I am buzzing it is finally coming back!

Channel 4 has confirmed that AJ Odudu will host the station's revival of The Big Breakfast, alongside the previously announced Mo Gilligan.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Channel 4 has confirmed that AJ Odudu will host the station's revival of The Big Breakfast, alongside the previously announced Mo Gilligan. © Getty Images Channel 4 has confirmed that AJ Odudu will host the station's revival of The Big Breakfast, alongside the previously announced Mo Gilligan.

The iconic morning show is being revived by Channel 4 in September for a two-hour special, as part of its Black to Front Day, which will see C4's entire programming schedule fronted by Black talent.

Odudu had a stint presenting Big Brother's Bit on the Side alongside Emma Willis and Rylan Clark in 2013.

AJ Odudu posing for a picture © David M. Benett - Getty Images AJ Odudu

In a statement, Odudu said: "I absolutely can't wait to get stuck into The Big Breakfast. It is such an iconic show to be part of and I am buzzing it is finally coming back!

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We need the Big Breakfast now. It solidified Channel 4 ’s identity from the very start of the day, and injected a cheeky, irreverent flavour into an otherwise dull mix of current affairs and lifestyle. When-this-is-over™, the country will need a pick-me-up, an uplifting alternative to the dryness, doom-mongering and The Big Breakfast was a talent pool for some serious primetime stars … where is today’s talent pool? Pick some up-and-coming unknowns (you can turn them into chat/game show hosts later) and find a suitable house in Leeds. Yes, Leeds is where half of Channel 4 are going to live soon and

The former Weakest Link presenter made history during her debut as she spearheaded the first all-female line-up on the show to work alongside Rachel Riley, 35, and Susie Dent, 56. However, Sir Trevor, 81, will be replacing the newly appointed host when Channel 4 airs its Black to Front day The day the broadcaster makes his guest stint will be a day where Channel 4 recognises Black talent both on-screen and behind the camera. Black to Front will air this September, with a whole host of special programmes and changes to other shows being made. Starting off the say, The Big Breakfast will be

"I'm so looking forward to working with Mo and I can't wait to wake up the nation!"


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The presenter added: "I'm thrilled to be part of Channel 4's Black to Front – which quite rightly gives a platform to deserving Black British TV talent across our industry, both on and off-screen. It's going to be really special."

Previously, Gilligan shared his excitement, saying: "Like so many of us, I loved The Big Breakfast and I am so grateful to be asked to host this special event, particularly as part of such a hugely thrilling and history making day for British television!"

a man sitting on a stage: Mo Gilligan © ITV Mo Gilligan

Channel 4 announced its plans for Black to Front day last August.

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Channel 4 faces fewer such pressures. The problem for Channel 4 is preserving the magic formula. Just as no-one would have predicted the success of the original programme, no-one can be sure if the public will stay with the show. TV history is littered with examples of presenters and programmes that have collapsed like a There has been a shift in global power from channels to the international production companies who place their programmes wherever they can make the best return and it is a process that's only going to continue if audiences for the big traditional channels continues to decline.

Leith is confirmed to be the new Great British Bake Off judge, along with new presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding. April 20, 2017. Channel 4 says the new series will broadcast in 75-minute episodes when it returns to screens, and it is also confirmed that comedian Jo Brand will return to host spin-off programme An Extra Slice, which formerly aired on During a Q&A session, Leith tells reporters that Berry had advised her not to let herself be overshadowed by Hollywood when judging and jokes that viewers who are put off by ad breaks interrupting episodes need not watch along in real time.

Speaking about the day's programming, Kelly Webb-Lamb, Channel 4's Deputy Director of Programmes, said: "From the voices that introduce the shows to the people appearing on screen, across social and All 4, the entire day will be fronted by Black talent and will tell the stories of Black British communities in a demonstration of Black excellence.

"Behind the camera Channel 4 is working together with our production partners to shape ambitious and meaningful off-screen commitments, making sure that Black to Front lives on beyond one day, accelerating careers and bringing about significant change that will leave a lasting legacy across the UK TV industry."

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