John Campbell bids farewell to Breakfast during his last show

Friday, April 8, 2022
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John Campbell Bids Farewell to Breakfast During His Last Show

After a long run as the host of TVNZ's breakfast show‚ John Campbell has said goodbye. During his last show‚ the former TVNZ chief correspondent thanked his team and the viewers for their support over the years. He is leaving the breakfast show to become chief correspondent for TVNZ‚ telling stories on TVNZ news programmes and hosting specials. Kamahl Santamaria has been named to replace him.

Nicky Campbell's departure from Breakfast

After being part of BBC Radio 5 Live for over 20 years‚ Nicky will be presenting a new weekday show for the station. The show will be based around the existing Your Call phone-in‚ which will focus on listener concerns. It will replace the existing morning show presented by Naga Munchetty‚ which ran from 10am to 1pm. It will also take over the same slot as the Adrian Chiles show. After leaving the BBC in July to pursue a book deal‚ Glover will leave the Breakfast show. The move comes after an on-air spat between Glover and Derbyshire‚ which left the news presenter in tears. The pair fell out over an interview with Blunkett‚ which Glover retold by asking Derbyshire if she was emotional. Both women were crying.

Kamahl Santamaria's arrival as TVNZ's chief correspondent

John Campbell will leave his role as host of TVNZ Breakfast to become the chief correspondent for the network. Campbell will report on stories across news and current affairs shows and host specials. The 43-year-old comes to New Zealand from Al Jazeera‚ where he worked for the past six years. He began his career at 3 News before going overseas to work for the network. New Zealand audiences have been waiting for Santamaria's arrival since December‚ when the station announced the new news anchor would be based in Auckland. The decision to appoint Campbell over Santamaria was largely a matter of convenience‚ with Jennings‚ co-editor of Newsroom and former Three's head of news‚ knowing how to handle a host change. While his sister could not comment‚ Campbell has previously hosted the Seven Sharp show and is being lined up for a roving reporter role. The new role at TVNZ is similar to that of Patrick Gower‚ a high-profile journalist with huge ratings with his special investigations. Santamaria began his career in Newshub as a sports reporter and will be replacing a long-serving journalist. Santamaria's departure from Al Jazeera is also a significant development for New Zealand television news and its broadcasting services.

Indira Stewart's reading of the weather

In a dramatic moment‚ Indira Stewart stumbled and fell in front of the camera during John Campbell's final weather update. The on-air comedy continued as the co-hosts teased and made fun of Stewart. John began his seven o'clock update with a shout-out to Russell. She walked behind the camera‚ mimicking Indira's steps‚ before mispronouncing visiting professor Graham Le Gros. While John Campbell's departure leaves a void in radio and television‚ Indira Stewart has jumped into her new role as a newsreader on RNZ. She is a Pacific journalist‚ and is bringing a regional flavour to breakfast television. Indira Stewart's interview with the opposition leader Judith Collins has spiked ratings and trended on Twitter. Indira Stewart's interview focused on the minister's duty of care to the Pacific community.

Nicky Campbell's departure from Radio 4's Saturday Live

Nicky Campbell's resignation from Radio 4's Saturday Live comes after five years as the breakfast show host. The five-fifth-inch broadcaster announced this summer that he was moving to a different time slot‚ but has not yet decided where he will be appearing. He thanked his co-host Rachel Burden for being an excellent friend and asked her to fill the void until he returns. On his final 5 Live breakfast show‚ Nicky Campbell praised co-host Rachel Burden. The two praised each other's work and the new format. Nicky's departure from Radio 4's Saturday Live isn't a demotion. Instead‚ he will be presenting a solo phone-in show. In his new role‚ he will cock a snook at LBC's James O'Brien programme. Nicky Campbell's departure from Saturday Live prompted an inquiry from the BBC. A report in the media suggested that Campbell was a discontented employee. While Campbell's departure is a cause for concern‚ the BBC should not rush into dismissing the broadcaster's reputation. The show's audience would not be served well by a show with an unprofessional attitude towards employees. BBC 5 Live is in its golden age‚ and has some brilliant comedians. In contrast‚ Radio 4's Saturday Live is in a shambles‚ with John Robins and Elis James delivering a highly entertaining‚ original show. Meanwhile‚ the replacement for Campbell is as bland as a man dressed in an Oliver Cromwell outfit. He's like Oliver Cromwell's son‚ Tumbledown Dick.