The Big Breakfast set to return…..

Posted by Dean Piper On January 28th, 2012

Iconic morning show The Big Breakfast is making a shock comeback to British television.
The popular Channel Four breakfast show, which ran from 1992 until 2002, will run during the duration of the Olympics and, if a success with ratings, could return full time after that.
ITN Productions have secured the rights to the show and even got permission at the original Big Breakfast House in Bow  – directly on the Olympics site – to film the new series.
Producers are now searching for a big sponsor to get the venture off the ground and then they’ll begin casting presenters.
A source reveals: “It’s been in the pipeline for the past six months and it’s the talk of the industry.
“It’s either going to be on Channel 4 where it originally was or a new breakfast platform for Channel 5. “The aim is for it to be as good as the original show and be full of fun, frolics and comedy in the morning.
“There’s a gap in the market for a new breakfast show right now and ITN are seriously pushing forward and hoping to get plans off the ground as soon as possible.
“The fact the house where it was filmed is on the border of the Olympic site made it a perfect tag to get the venture off the ground.”
Producers plan to bring back as many of the show’s most famous hosts for stints as presenters – with new talent involved too.
But hopes of a return by the show’s most infamous hosts Johnny Vaughan and Denise Van Outen have already been shot down because the pair are still not speaking following their ill-fated reunion on Capital FM over three years ago.
Denise joined Johnny on his Capital Radio breakfast show for six months in 2008 before quitting under the pressure of having to work with her former friend.
Denise explained: “I haven’t seen Johnny for a while, since I left the breakfast show, and I haven’t heard from him.
“At that time it was quite a difficult situation – as much as I love Johnny, it wasn’t a comfortable environment to be in.
“I think he wasn’t happy that I joined in the first place – he made it quite clear.”
Producers are not ruling out bringing back a long list of presenters, including Johnny and Denise, but separately.
“Ideally they’d love the names of the past back for the new show,” adds the source. “Everybody still loves them and their chemistry was the best.  Zoe Ball, Richard Bacon, Chris Evans and Gaby Roslin were also hugely popular and they’d like cameos throughout.
“They would bring back some of the favourite features too – like Vital Statistics, More Tea, Vicar and the Pun Down.”
Irish presenter and former Big Breakfast host Amanda Byram said this week at the National TV Awards: “I’ve heard about it and of course I’d be more than happy to do the show again. Those were the glory days and we had such an amazing time on the Big Breakfast. I just hope the show gets off the ground with the funding it would need. There’s a gap in the market for a good fun breakfast show.”

One Response to “The Big Breakfast set to return…..”

  1. Chris Jarram Says:


    I cannot even begin to tell you what amazing news this is!!

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