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Daybreak titlecard from September 2012.
Current logo introduced on 3 September 2012.
Format Breakfast television
Presented by Matt Barbet
Ranvir Singh
(06:00 - 07:00)
Aled Jones
Lorraine Kelly
(07:00 - 08:30)
Kate Garraway (Friday)
(See full list)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Karl Newton (advisory)
Editor(s) David Kermode
Location(s) The London Studios
Running time 150 minutes
(includes adverts)
Production company(s) ITV Breakfast Limited
ITV Studios
Original channel ITV (ITV Breakfast slot)
(also ITV1 HD)
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Original run 6 September 2010 (2010-09-06) – present
Preceded by GMTV
Related shows Lorraine
Saturday Cookbook
External links

Daybreak is the weekday breakfast television programme on the British commercial ITV network that broadcasts on weekday mornings from 06:00 to 08:30 and is currently presented by Matt Barbet, Ranvir Singh, Aled Jones, Lorraine Kelly and Kate Garraway.[1][2][3][4][5]


Daybreak features news and entertainment stories interspersed with celebrity interviews, competitions, consumer and health items and news reports from the regions. A national and international news bulletin is presented on the hour and every half hour. National weather reports are presented in the studio or from an outside location on the half hour.

Daybreak replaced GMTV which aired its last weekday edition on 3 September 2010.[6] Daybreak launched three days later.[7] However, the replacement programme has failed to attract the expected audience figures, suffered a drop in advertising revenues and has been the subject of much criticism in the press.[8][9][10] Viewing figures since the launch have remained below those of the former breakfast programme GMTV and lag behind BBC Breakfast.[11] Between April-August 2012, Daybreak's viewing ratings recorded a daily average of between 800,000 and 900,000 viewers.[12] On 3 September 2012, two years since the original launch, the programme underwent a total facelift led by Kelly and a refreshed presenting team, new studio and revamped titles and theme music in an effort to revive the flagging format.



Daybreak Logo from January - September 2012

The decision to replace GMTV with Daybreak followed the full takeover of GMTV by ITV plc.[13] Daybreak and Lorraine make up the weekday output of ITV Breakfast. At weekends, children's programming fills this slot. An advertising campaign, promoting the new show, started on 23 August, with short break-bumpers in between the start and end of an advertisement break, broadcast during the evening schedule of ITV1. Adverts featuring presenters Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley were broadcast throughout the day from 31 August 2010.[14] Chiles and Bleakley presented The One Show on BBC One together for nearly three years[15] before leaving in 2010 to join ITV.[16][17]

First edition

The first edition of Daybreak was broadcast on 6 September 2010 with ex-hosts Chiles and Bleakley introducing viewers to the new set and admiring the view from the window. It included an interview with Tony Blair[18] and a lead story by John Stapleton on the collapse of the Farepak Christmas savings club in 2006.[19] Views of regional locations around the United Kingdom were broadcast as well as a tour of the studio. The press offered a mixed reception to the first show.[20]

Transition from ITV Breakfast to ITV Studios

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Ex-presenters Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley with the former Daybreak team at the launch in the former studio

In March 2011, ITV announced that it was incorporating Daybreak into its ITV News operation as part of a management restructure.[21] In July 2011 it was announced that production of the show, along with that of sister programme, Lorraine would be taken over by ITV Studios.[22] As the show approached its first anniversary on air, it was announced that its editor, Ian Rumsey had resigned.[23]

In August 2011, This Morning executive Karl Newton was being charged with the transition to ITV Studios and is revamping the show to give it "one last throw of the dice" to boost its ratings.[24] On 2 September 2011, ITV announced that former BBC Breakfast chief, David Kermode, currently editor of 5 News is to take over as editor of the programme from 1 December 2011, heralding a major revamp to the presenting team and the format.[25][26] On Tuesday 6 September 2011, the show celebrated its first anniversary on air. On 8 December 2011, Paul Connolly the deputy editor of Daybreak[9]</small> had departed from the programme.[27]


On 12 December 2011, it was reported that Daybreak will target 'hassled mums' as part of its refreshed focus,[28] format changes and a new presenting team were expected to be introduced in April 2012; however these plans have been delayed.[29] On 26 April 2012, it was reported that ITV was to move Daybreak to the studio currently used by sister programme Lorraine.[30]

On 28 August 2012, the new Daybreak logo was unveiled.[31] The revamped format was launched on 3 September 2012, this was greeted with a hostile reaction from viewers on social media, with newspapers reporting that viewers reacted negatively to the "old fashioned" garish set.[32] Like the first edition of the show, the relaunched format led with a report on the state of school buildings.[33] Despite the changes to the ailing format, the first edition of the new look show drew only 600, 000 viewers.[34]


On 19 November 2011 it was reported original presenters Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley had been axed,[35] Chiles confirmed the duo were to depart from the programme in the New Year, however they left the show on Monday 5 December 2011 stating that "we were assured we could go with our dignity intact."[36][37][38] Dan Lobb and Kate Garraway tookover on an interim basis until new presenters are announced.[39] On 8 December 2011, ITV chief executive Adam Crozier defended the decision of hiring Chiles and Bleakley, saying it was necessary to "take a risk".[40]

On 4 May 2012, Aled Jones and Lorraine Kelly were confirmed by ITV as the new permanent presenters,[2] Jones said "I am thoroughly looking forward to sharing the sofa every morning with such a consummate professional as Lorraine Kelly."[41][42] On 28 May 2012, Ranvir Singh announced she was leaving BBC North West Tonight to join Daybreak, where she will present the first hour of the programme.[43] On 11 June 2012, 5 News presenter Matt Barbet was confirmed as Singh's co-presenter.[1]

On 28 August 2012 it was confirmed Singh would become the newsreader following the first hour of the programme, BBC Weather presenter Laura Tobin joins the programme .[44][5] Kate Garraway will present Daybreak Fridays and cover for full-time host Lorraine Kelly in a new two-year contract.[45]


Daybreak is a news, lifestyle and entertainment magazine programme interspersed with celebrity interviews, consumer and health items and reports from locations around the UK. The programme is normally on air Monday to Friday from 06:00 to 08:30 with a shorter edition aired at Bank Holiday periods. The first hour is news focus.

Daybreak Newshour

Matt Barbett and Ranvir Singh present the first hour of the show from 6:00am-7:00am which focuses mainly on the latest news, weather and sport. The presenters also talk to guests and review the front pages of the newspapers throughout the hour. The Newshour feature previously featured on former breakfast show GMTV until it ended in August 2010, but has now been resurrected under the new producer's plans to make the show more news based to rival BBC Breakfast [46].

Nick Dixon reporting for Daybreak on American views of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in Times Square, on 28 April 2011

News Bulletins

The news bulletins are presented by Ranvir Singh[5] from the Daybreak Newsdesk at 7:00am and 8:00am with headlines at 7:30am and again at 9:00am on sister show Lorraine[47] Reports are presented by members of the programme's news team. Other news stories are covered and discussed in the programme as they develop. ITV Regional News bulletins are broadcast in a ticker format at 6:07am, 7:07am and 8:07am[47] with local news in brief, traffic and travel updates, and a local weather forecast.

See also:


The national Daybreak weather report by Laura Tobin[5] is presented at around 06:25, 06:55, 07:25, 07:55 and 08:25. In December 2010, the programme featured extensive coverage of the severe winter weather affecting much of the UK. Previously the forecast was presented outdoors via a terrace. A news ticker was introduced to provide updates on transport information during the blizzards that affected much of the country's transport infrastructure at the time. Sometimes the forecasts are shot from an outside location, such as Leeds Castle or Epsom Downs Racecourse.[48]

LA Live

Los Angeles correspondent Ross King has all of the latest news and gossip from Hollywood. It has no fixed timeslot so usually airs at various times on the show.

TV & Entertainment

Showbiz editor Richard Arnold[5] presents the showbiz updates on Daybreak at 7.50am weekdays. Items range from; music News, celebrity gossip and interviews, TV programmes and event coverage such as The Brit Awards and the National Television Awards.[49]


Political editor Sue Jameson presents the politics news on Daybreak often as part of the news updates at the top of the hour. She also appears on the Daybreak sofa and goes live to Westminster or Downing Street for the Breaking News stories. Prime Minister David Cameron and several other members of the government and other political parties are regularly interviewed Live on the Daybreak Sofa with the main presenters.


Martin Lewis[5] is a money saving expert who gives financial advice to viewers ranging from Gas, Electricity, Credit Cards, Insurance, Holidays, Savings, etc. He usually appears on the show on Tuesdays.


Features reporter Gethin Jones[5] presents the lifestyle feature in which he travels to various locations across the UK to present live at various times each weekday morning, often highlighting and supporting Charitable causes, Celebrating Special Events and congratulating special members of the public who have made a difference in their family or community. The week-long features in which he has presented are; Children's Hospice Week, Gethin's Jubilee Jamboree and Daybreak's Superdads.


Entertainment Editor Dr Hilary Jones[5] presents the health articles on Daybreak and gives viewers advice on medical problems such as Weight Issues, Contraception, Surgery, Cancer.

The Celebrity Interview

The programme usually features live sofa interviews with at least two celebrity guests and TV stars. Early guests included Former Prime Minister Tony Blair,[50][51] Prince Charles,[51] David Beckham,[52] Angelina Jolie,[53] Helen Mirren,[54] Harry Potter stars Tom Felton[55] and Rupert Grint.[56] and Harrison Ford.[57][58] Zac Effron, Olly Murs and Gary Barlow also made an appearance on the Daybreak sofa in 2011. During its first birthday week in September 2011, the show interviewed Jane Asher, Martin Clunes and Katie Price.

From January-September 2012, the show has interviewed Denzel Washington, Joan Collins, Alesha Dixon, Simon Cowell, Kate Winslet, Christina Ricci, Rihanna, Sir Paul McCartney, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Justin Bieber, Madonna, Ray Winstone, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kristen Stewart, Scarlett Johansson, Usher, Matt LeBlanc, Stephen Mangan, Cuba Gooding Junior, Marco Pierre White, Donny Osmond & Marie Osmond, Katherine Jenkins, Simon Pegg, Jason Segel, Noel Clarke, Chris Tarrant, Celia Imrie, The Spice Girls, Stacey Solomon, Andrew Garfield, Dermot O'Leary, Morgan Freeman, Elton John, Heston Blumenthal, Katy Perry, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Denise Van Outen.[59][60][61][62]

Since the shows relaunch in September 2012, the show has interviewed James Nesbitt and Little Mix. Upcoming guests on the show include Jude Law and Kiera Knightly.

Soap Star Interviews

Daybreak regularly interviews TV Soap Stars live at the soaps film set or on the Daybreak Sofa in conjunction with upcoming storylines and gossip about the show. Daybreak has interviewed soap stars from Emmerdale, Eastenders, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and more. Soap Stars who have been interviewed on Daybreak are; John Middleton, Pam St Clement, Charlie Hardwick, Antony Cotton, Helen Worth, Matthew Wolfenden, Tom Lister, Rik Makarem, Kelvin Fletcher, Nina Wadia, Danielle Harold, William Roache, Cathy Murphy, Derek Martin and Charlie Condou.[63][64][65][66][67][68]


Various music artists have performed and been interviewed on Daybreak such as; JLS, Jessie J, The Wanted, The Saturdays, Alexandra Burke, Laura Wright, Thats Amore, Pixie Lott, Olly Murs, Connor Maynard, Selena Gomez, Carly Rae Jepsen, Peter Andre, Nicole Scherzinger, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Little Mix, Mary J. Blige, Dappy, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, Duffy, Joe Jonas, Emeli Sande, Duran Duran, The Spice Girls, Rizzle Kicks, Stooshe and Little Mix.[69][70]

The Morning Newspapers

The Morning Newspapers is a feature which airs each morning at 6:35am and covers the main headlines and articles of the morning newspapers in discussion with a guest on the programme. Victoria Derbyshire, Kevin Maguire, Martel Maxwell and Micheal Portillo are occasional newspaper reviewers, they often feature on sister show Lorraine to discuss the main newspaper headlines at 8:35am [71].

Real-life and Human Interest Stories

This feature is based around compelling and extraordinary real life stories. These have featured ranging from current affairs topics such as, families and parenting, pets and animals, and health. On Wednesday 22 February 2012 at around 8:10am, Sarah a cancer fighting mum was on the show to raise awareness about her condition and her partner suddenly proposed to her live on air in the Daybreak studio.


Phone-in competitions previously featured heavily in Daybreak's schedule since the launch, despite the scandal that dogged such contests in the final years of GMTV. However, since the shows relaunch in September 2012, competition coverage has been significantly reduced, only airing twice in the programme at 7:20am and 8:20am. These draws are promoted by well-known TV personalities and offer large cash prizes, cars and holidays with frequently repeated inserts throughout the programme. Entry is usually by multiple choice questions though some competition draws have no quiz element attached. In common with other ITV prize draws, free online entry is also offered. The draws are usually also promoted on the Lorraine show.

Handover to Lorraine

There is a preview of the Lorraine show at around 08:02am after the main presenters introduction to the programme at the top of the hour and a handover after the weather summary to round off the show at 08:30. The preview originally appeared at 08:10 but was moved to an earlier slot in March 2011. The preview then was moved to 07:35 after a summary of the news but it was again moved in June 2012 to 08:02. On 30 November 2010, previous co-host Adrian Chiles wore a kilt to make an on-screen visit to the Lorraine studio to congratulate Lorraine Kelly on her birthday and mark St Andrew's Day. Chiles returned to the Daybreak studio to present the remainder of the show wearing the kilt.[72] On 20 July 2011, Lorraine was presented from the Daybreak studio due to technical problems with a commercial break inserted in place of the handover to allow for the changeover.

Baby-Friendly Britain (December 2010)

Ex-Blue Peter presenter Katy Hill launched the campaign on Daybreak to highlight the lack of baby-friendly facilities on the High Street and in other parts around Britain.

Transformation Street (January 2011)

Daybreak launched a week-long lifestyle, makeover and fitness feature for new year called "Transformation Street".[73] It was presented by Gráinne Seoige[73] and featured three lifestyle and fitness experts to transform the lives of people[74] living in a suburban street in Leeds.[73] Martin Lewis offered financial tips, Matt Roberts provided personal training tips and Hayley Taylor gave career advice. The experts from "Transformation Street" also presented the daily feature "The Guide to Transforming Your Life".[75]

In early Summer 2011, Daybreak launched a week long "Donate a Day" campaign to encourage members of the public to help organisations such as charities and care homes for a day.

Art Starz (July 2011)

This was a competition for children to design their own Christmas Card and the winner was to have theirs published for Christmas 2011.

Supported by Asda and the Salvation Army, the "Donate a Coat" appeal was launched by Daybreak to keep older people, families in need and people who are homeless warm during the winter.

Downsize in Dubai (January 2012)

I'm a Celebrity runner-up Mark Wright, TV Presenter Sarah Heaney, Coleen Rooney's fitness trainer Elise Lindsay, nutritionist Faith Toogood and mind coach Emma Kenny are jetted four Daybreak viewers to Dubai to downsize, get fit and stay healthy. The four recruits were put through their paces as they hit the blistering boot camp in the New Year to shed the Christmas excess and tone up for 2012.

Get Britain Reading (February 2012)

In this campaign supported by Morrisons supermarket and Waterstones the bookstore. Its aim is to get the people of Britain reading and to get parents to read to their children for at least 10 minutes a day after a report found that many children and adults were found to be illiterate. People were encouraged to donate a book at a local Morrisons and Waterstones branch to kick start a reading revolution.

Jubilee Jamboree (May 2012)

Gethin Jones travelled the UK and presented a special feature about the Queens Diamond Jubiliee during the course of a week and interview people who had met the Queen and there experiences with her. He also travelled the UK finding out how people who preparing to celebrate the Jubilee and even attended some pre-jubilee parties to celebrate The Queens 60 Years of Reign.

Outside broadcasts

On 29 April 2011, Chiles and Bleakley presented from Canada Gate outside Buckingham Palace for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.[76][77] with Gregg Easteal at St Andrews[78] On the edition of 9 August 2011, the programme featured extensive coverage of the 2011 England riots.

Movie/television tie-ins

In November 2010, Daybreak heavily promoted the release of the first part of the final Harry Potter film, The Deathly Hallows, interviewing a number of the cast.[79] The Harry Potter week also featured a number of young magicians who performed in the "Cool before School" slot.[80]

Daybreak has also devoted coverage to TV entertainment shows The X Factor,[81] I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here![82][83][84] and Strictly Come Dancing[85][86] Britains Got Talent and Dancing on Ice and held interviews with contestants.[87]

Former features (2011)

Comic Relief 2011

Comedian and actress Miranda Hart appeared on the programme on 3 February 2011 to launch Red Nose Day.[88] On 14 March 2011, TV presenters Ant and Dec requested that Chiles and Bleakley contribute items for auction towards the Comic Relief appeal, they donated their shoes, however Ant and Dec wanted more, and ended up taking the Daybreak sofa.

Something Cool before the Kids go to School

For the first few months on air, at around 07.50, an off-beat item for younger viewers entitled "Something Cool before the Kids go to School" was featured,[20] often including an entertainment act, stunt or piece of hi-tech equipment in the studio or an interview with a celebrity.[89][90] This slot has since been relaunched as "Great it's 5 to 8". Known as "Something cool even though the kids aren't at school" during holidays.

On 23 May 2011, Daybreak launched its "Donate a Day" campaign encouraging viewers to donate a day of voluntary work to help good causes.[91] The feature has been endorsed by a number of celebrities including Simon Cowell.[92]

Great, it's 5 to 8

This new entertainment feature was launched in July 2011 to replace the former "Something Cool Before the Kids Go to School". It contains a variety of showbiz news and live musical performances in the studio.

The Guide

"The Guide" is an insert in which professional experts provide viewers with advice and tips on how to improve their lives and lifestyles. Guides to have featured include "The Guide to looking good this winter" (September 2010),[93] "The Guide to Christmas" (December 2010),[94] "The Guide to Transforming your Life" (January 2011)[75] and "The Guide to Family Pets" (February 2011).[95] Veteran TV-am, GMTV and Daybreak health guru Dr Hillary Jones provides a regular Guide to Health including some outside broadcasts from locations such as schools. The Guide was since axed from January 2012 as part of the new producers radical plans to refresh the show.

Daybreak studio

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Daybreak Studio as of September 2012
The programme is produced at The London Studios. On 3 September 2012, the show moved to a new set marked by bright orange tones and exposed brick, echoing the look of TV-am and GMTV, dispensing with the Studio with a riverside window that was the hallmark of the programme since 2010.

Original Thames view set

The studio was originally starkly minimalist in style with a mainly mauve[20] scheme relying on the window for backlighting. In the weeks following the launch, due to the lack of daylight, this produced a dark look before sunrise which gave rise to widespread criticism.[96] A large analogue dial clock, supplied by Good Directions Ltd, remained a prominent feature of the set until September 2012. Soon after the launch, a series of ongoing modifications were made to brighten and soften the look of the set to make it more inviting.[9] Illuminated screens countered the dark early morning London skyline.[97][98] The producers also tried to improve the dark backdrop by lighting up the dome of the nearby St Paul's Cathedral.[99] From April 2011, the programme's riverside terrace area was launched for presenting outdoors in fine weather. This area featured heavily on the show over the summer of 2011 and during the Spring and Summer of 2012 the Daybreak Terrace was once again used for interviews and musical performances.[100] The original set was axed in September 2012 following a major relaunch of the show with a completely new look and presenting team.


At the launch in 2010, the Daybreak logo was a white font on a purple rectangle. The later was changed to a yellow rectangle early in 2012. The on-screen clock is digital format with dark red numbers on off-white rectangle surmounted by the Daybreak digital on-screen graphics with a burnt orange.[101] A similar logo is used for the Lorraine programme however, it is pink instead of yellow.[102] The title sequence was originally a series of clips based on things which happen in the morning. The latest relaunch of September 2012 dropped a live action opening sequence and replaced it with a computer-generated graphic based on the animated Daybreak sun logo. This merges with the Lorraine logo when the show hands over to the latter at 8.30am.

News ticker

Daybreak occasionally employs a yellow news ticker for major news events and to broadcast viewers' messages. The programme used a ticker to display transport information during the snowstorms of 2010 and to show viewers' greetings for Valentines Day and Mothering Sunday in 2011. It was also used when breaking the news of the death of terrorist Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan on 2 May 2011. The ticker resurfaced on 10 August 2011 as part of the programme's coverage of the 2011 England riots.

Electronic and social media

The Daybreak website is on, containing regular previews, entertainment and consumer items, polls and interactive and catch-up content. The programme also maintains interactive content on the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.[103] The website has hosted a number of webchats with celebrities who have appeared on the show. Some of the presenters and reporters also contribute blogs to the website.[104]

Daybreak Down Under

To celebrate Daybreak's first anniversary on air, a competition was launched named Daybreak Down Under, inviting 100 viewers to join Kate Garraway on a trip to Australia, which took place in November 2011. The show based this competition on what Oprah Winfrey did for her show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, where she took 300 members of her audience on a trip to the country.



After an initial improvement on GMTV's final week, Daybreak suffered a drastic decline in audience during its first two months on air which coincided with a storm of press criticism of the show's performance. On 6 September, the debut edition of Daybreak averaged 1 million viewers for the 2.5 hours, an improvement on GMTV's final show. It was still beaten by rival BBC Breakfast which averaged a total audience of around 1.4 million viewers for the same slot.[105] In the second week, average viewing figures fell to 800,000,[106] and by 24 September, were down to 700,000.[107] Ratings continued to fall in October,[108][109] and ebbed to 545,000 on 27 October.[110] Ratings recovered to 817,000 (including ITV1 HD viewers) on 1 November,[111] averaging around 800,000 for that week.[112] For the week ending 19 November, the average ratings were almost 840,000 per day,[113] The recovery continued into December with the programme gaining an average one million viewers on 2 December and averaging 923,000 for that week.[114] The recovery stalled in the Christmas holiday period and drew a new low of 390,000 viewers on 30 December when regular hosts Chiles and Bleakley were on leave.[115] Daybreak made a slow start to the New Year with the Bank Holiday edition for 3 January averaging only 300,000 viewers. It bounced back to 700,000 the following day.[116] For the first six weeks of 2011, ratings averaged around 800,000.[11] Ratings remained at around 800,000 for much of the period but fell back to 690,000 in the April school holidays.[117] Its daily viewing figures remained on average around the 800,000 mark for much of the first half of 2011, around half the average viewing figures for BBC Breakfast.[23] Ratings dipped to a new low during August 2011 with hopes for a recovery with the end of the summer holiday period and the show's ongoing relaunch. By November 2011, the ratings crisis of 700,000 viewers led to the sacking of Chiles and Bleakley and the imminent appointment of new hosts to take over the show in December 2011.[8] Since the axing of its original presenters in 2011, the refresh in January 2012 which saw Dan Lobb and Kate Garraway (Sports and Entertainment Presenters respectively) take over as interim presenters and the shake up of the Daybreak on-air team and the programmes format and content has resulted in the ratings averaging 700,000 to 800,000.[118] The 2012 revamp, relaunched to an average of 600,000 viewers.[119]

Reaction in the media

After the launch, ITV defended Daybreak's ailing performance, stating: 'ITV made a long-term investment in new breakfast programming and, after over five years of decline for GMTV, Daybreak is already closing the gap in year-on-year decline after just one month'.[108] Veteran television host Esther Rantzen compared the ratings crisis hitting Daybreak to her experience as part of the team launching TV-am in the early 1980s. Rantzen commented, 'simply sacking Adrian and Christine won't do the trick.'[120] TV-am's former Good Morning Britain co-presenter Anne Diamond defended Daybreak commenting that Chiles and Bleakley were 'not to blame' for the problems.[121] Former GMTV host Fiona Phillips claimed that the show had 'lost touch with its audience'.[122] Veteran breakfast television host and Daybreak partner show LLorraine presenter Lorraine Kelly urged viewers to 'stick with the programme', noting that 'both TV-am and GMTV had nightmare all comes down to content.'[123] Former co-host Bleakley said the low ratings were a "teething problem".[124] She felt the ratings improvement of early November 2010 was a "turning point" with the programme "finding its feet",[125] a view echoed by Chiles.[126] Ex-host Adrian Chiles commented, 'It kind of feels it's getting better feel it's us against the world at four o'clock in the morning.'[127] The pair's high-profile sacking from the show made the headlines in November 2011.[128]

New Daybreak

The relaunched version of the programme, launched on 3 September 2012 draw a hostile press, encouraged by a negative reaction on social media. Viewers give the thumbs down to what they perceived as a garish and dated new set and failed to engage with new main presenters Aled Jones and Lorraine Kelly. Viewers also compared the set to GMTV.


Daybreak was nominated for a National Television Award in the "Magazine Programme of the Year" category for 2011,[129] but failed to make the final shortlist.[130]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 New presenters announced for ITV's Daybreak ITV News, 4 May 2012
  4. Daybreak relaunch: Lorraine Kelly, Aled Jones start on September 3 Kate Goodacre, Digital Spy, 23 August 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Daybreak ITV Press Centre, 28 August 2012
  6. Goodbye GMTV ITV News, 3 September 2010
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  13. ITV takes full control of breakfast TV broadcaster GMTV, 26 November 2009
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  15. Baby drama as Myleene goes into labour after presenting TV show Mail Online, 17 August 2007
  16. The One Show host Adrian Chiles quits BBC BBC News, 18 April 2010
  17. Christine Bleakley to leave BBC for ITV BBC News, 21 June 2010
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  19. Farepak - four years on Daybreak,, 6 September 2010
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Andrew Pettie Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles launch Daybreak, ITV, review The Telegraph, 6 September 2010
  21. ITV brings Daybreak closer to news team Digital Spy, 16 March 2011
  22. Daybreak staff fear job losses Daily Mirror, 6 July 2011.
  23. 23.0 23.1 Daybreak edtior quits Daily Mail, 13 July 2011.
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  25. Former BBC Breakfast boss to lead struggling Daybreak Digital Spy 2 September 2011
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  29. Kermode’s spring makeover of ITV’s Daybreak faces delays Jake Kanter, Broadcast Now, 8 March 2012
  30. ITV set to relocate Daybreak from Thames-view studio Jake Kanter, Broadcast Now, 26 April 2012
  31. Daybreak new look unveiled Daniel Meyer, Telly Spy, 28 August 2012
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  34.] BBC News 4 September 2012
  35. Chiles and Bleakley axed from Daybreak Daily Mail, 19 November 2011
  36. Adrian Chiles Daybreak RTE.IE, 20 November 2011
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  38. Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles present final Daybreak Digital Spy, 5 December 2011
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  42. Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones will be the new presenters of ITV1’s Daybreak ITV Press Centre, 4 May 2012
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  52. Bleakley optimistic about Daybreak Belfast Telegraph, 20 November 2010
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  54. Helen Mirren - Mirren 'Resisted' Exercise Game Ads Contact Music, 2 December 2010
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  74. Nominate your Transformation Street Daybreak,, 30 November 2010
  75. 75.0 75.1 Transform your life Daybreak,, January 2011
  76. The Royal Wedding ITV Press Centre, 21 April 2011
  77. Daybreak pair move to the Palace MSN UK, 5 April 2011
  78. ITV News – Royal Wedding Coverage – Gregg Easteal in St Andrews TV Newsroom, 29 April 2011
  79. Harry Potter Special Daybreak,, 5 November 2010
  80. Sophie Cross Midland magician's web mission tracks down funnyman Michael McIntyre Sunday Mercury, 14 November 2010
  81. Daybreak Entertainment: X Factor Daybreak,
  82. I'm a Celebrity's Sheryl Gascgoine: Gillian McKeith had me convinced, 26 November 2010
  83. I'm A Celeb reject Britt Ekland blasts 'difficult' contestant Gillian McKeith: 'She should win best supporting Oscar' Mail Online, 29 November 2010
  84. Linford Christie thinks Gillian McKeith got what she wanted STV, 2 December 2010
  85. Pamela Stephenson talks Strictly Daybreak,, 26 November 2010
  86. Strictly Come Dancing: Ann Widdecombe insists she wants to be in show final, 3 December 2010
  87. Ann Widdecombe and Anton Du Beke Daybreak,, 3 December 2010
  88. Miranda Hart makes us laugh Daybreak,,
  89. Cool before School Daybreak,
  90. Justin Bieber answers your questions Daybreak,, 6 December 2010
  91. Donate A Day - The Launch Daybreak,, 23 May 2011
  92. Simon Cowell backs Daybreak's volunteering initiative, 19 May 2011
  93. How to look good this winter Daybreak,, 26 September 2010
  94. The Guide to the perfect Christmas Daybreak,, 3 December 2010
  95. Guide to Family Pets Daybreak,, 20 February 2011
  96. Christine's Bleak times at Daybreak The Sun, 20 November 2010
  97. Death of Daybreak This is Dorset, 11 September 2010
  98. Was the dawn breaking? TV Newsroom, 24 September 2010
  99. Daybreak not perturbed by lack of daylight, 24 September 2010
  101. Daybreak opening titles and introduction YouTube
  102. Daybreaking News! GMTV, 11 August 2010
  103. Contact Us Daybreak,
  104. Presenters Daybreak,
  105. Daybreak show lands audience of 1 million viewers BBC News, 7 September 2010
  106. Daybreak loses 200,000 viewers in a week as Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles fail to attract a bigger audience Mail Online, 15 September 2010
  107. Future looks Bleak: Christine and Adrian Chiles' Daybreak loses 300,000 viewers as One Show gains that number Mail Online, 26 September 2010
  108. 108.0 108.1 Daybreak viewing figures fall again as fewer people now watch new show than GMTV Mail Online, 18 October 2010
  109. Monday Ratings: Whitechapel ends with less than 5 million viewers ATV Network, 26 October 2010
  110. Daybreak audience dips below 600,000, 28 October 2010
  111. John Plunkett TV Ratings: Nearly 6m for ITV's The Little House, 2 November 2010
  112. Ratings for Breakfast hold steady despite strike ATV Network, 6 November 2010
  113. Daniel Sperling Bleakley upset by Daybreak criticism Digital Spy, 20 November 2010
  114. Daybreak draws a million viewers The Independent 3 December 2010
  115. Brekkie flop is toast in ratings The Sun, 31 December 2010
  116. Daybreak bounces back from new low, 4 January 2011
  117. Adrian Chiles favourite for the axe as struggling Daybreak is torn to shreds by audience research Mail Online, 20 April 2011
  118. [3]
  119. "Daybreak revamp attracts 600,000 viewers". Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  120. Esther Rantzen Esther Rantzen's lessons for Daybreak The Guardian, 1 November 2010
  121. Dominic Knight Anne Diamond defends Daybreak ATV Network, 3 November 2010
  122. Former GMTV star Fiona Phillips slams breakfast show Daybreak for being 'out of touch' Mail Online, 10 November 2010
  123. Lorraine Kelly urges Daybreak viewers to stick with the programme ATV Network, 17 November 2010
  124. Christine Bleakley defends Daybreak ratings plunge BBC News, 3 November 2010
  125. Bleakley: Daybreak is finding its feet Digital Spy, 7 November 2010
  126. Chiles: Daybreak is a nightmare The Sun, 10 November 2010
  127. Greg Ptolomey Adrian Chiles: "I was wrong about Daybreak" Digital Spy, 27 November 2010
  128. 'Christine Bleakley bids early goodbye to Daybreak' Daily Mail 2 December 2011
  129. Daybreak is nominated for National TV award BBC News, 21 September 2010
  130. Have your say in 2011 NTA Awards The Sun, 3 January 2011

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