TV: Is breakfast telly worth the effort?
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So you emerge from under the duvet for that early morning lecture, woozy or not, depending on the night before. And you have a choice to make, while making or, quite possibly burning, some toast or trying to get out the Weetabix without it breaking in to bits. Radio or TV? Most of us opt for TV, as it gives us more choice at the touch of a button, no need to re tune the wireless in your half asleep stumble. But what do you watch? Do you opt for Channel 4 and its re-runs of the good old faithful Friends, Scrubs or Will and Grace? Despite having seen every episode at least 10 times. Or do you tune in to ITV or BBC for a fix of what’s going on outside your door? If like me, you have a bit of a thing for anything current and newsworthy, you’ll have to make yet another decision when you get to this point; Daybreak, BBC Breakfast or good old Eamonn on Sky’s Sunrise? Gone are the days when GMTV was the only option, with its easy-on-the-eye presenters (See: Ben Shepard, not Fiona Philips for more information) and must-see rows with society’s enemies i.e. the Prime Minister, Chancellor or Heather Mills. No more do we have Penny Smith offering witty comebacks to never-quite-achieved-anything since sporting ace Andrew Castle. Instead we are faced with the (frightening) face that critics love to hate, of Adrian Chiles alongside the ever-perky Christine Bleakly. Who, let’s face it, most of us turn green with envy at the thought of. Premiership footballer fiancé? Check Figure and face of a supermodel? Check Wardrobe that would put Topshop Oxford St to shame? Check
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