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Daybreak (2010 TV programme)

Daybreak was a British morning television programme broadcast on ITV from 6 September 2010 – 25 April 2014.[1] Daybreak replaced GMTV, which aired its last weekday edition on 3 September 2010. Daybreak launched three days later.[2]

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Daybreak final logo used from September 2012.
Created by ITV Breakfast
Presented by
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Location(s) The London Studios
Running time 150 minutes
(includes adverts)
Production company(s) ITV Breakfast Limited - part of (ITV Studios)
Original network ITV (ITV Breakfast)
Picture format 1080i HDTV
Original release 6 September 2010 (2010-09-06) – 25 April 2014 (2014-04-25)
Preceded by GMTV (1993–2010)
Followed by Good Morning Britain (2014–)
Related shows Lorraine (2010–)
External links

In March 2014, ITV announced that the show would end later in 2014 to be replaced by the launch of Good Morning Britain. The original Good Morning Britain programme, was the UK's first commercial weekday breakfast television programme broadcast by the then Channel 3 breakfast franchisee TV-am).[3] Good Morning Britain made its relaunch on 28 April 2014.[4][5]



Daybreak logo (January–September 2012)

The decision to replace GMTV with Daybreak followed the full takeover of GMTV by ITV plc.[6] Daybreak and Lorraine made up the weekday output of ITV Breakfast. At weekends, children's programming filled 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 ITV.


Series Episodes Originally aired Presenters
First aired Last aired
1 TBA 6 September 2010 (2010-09-06) 2 September 2011 (2011-09-02) * Adrian Chiles
2 TBA 5 September 2011 (2011-09-05) 31 August 2012 (2012-08-31) * Adrian Chiles (until 5/12/2011)
3 TBA 3 September 2012 (2012-09-03) 25 April 2014 (2014-04-25) * Matt Barbet (until 4/4/2014)


  • A dark grey cell indicates the host did not appear that year.
Role Daybreak & The Daybreak NewsHour
2010 2011 2012 (Jan - Aug) 2012 (Sept - Dec) 2013 2014
Main presenter Kate Garraway
Main presenter John Stapleton
Showbiz correspondent Ross King
Health Editor Dr Hilary Jones
Chief Correspondent Richard Gaisford
Main presenter Adrian Chiles Aled Jones
Main presenter Christine Bleakley Lorraine Kelly
Main presenter Dan Lobb Matt Barbet
Presenter & newsreader Tasmin Lucia-Khan Ranvir Singh
Weather Kirsty McCabe Laura Tobin
Weather Lucy Verasamy Alex Beresford
Entertainment Steve Hargrave Richard Arnold

On 19 November 2011, it was reported that original presenters Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley had been axed.[7] Chiles confirmed that they 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."[8][9][10] Dan Lobb and Kate Garraway took over on an interim basis until new presenters were announced.[11] 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".[12]

On 4 May 2012, Aled Jones and Lorraine Kelly were confirmed by ITV as the new permanent presenters,[13] Jones said "I am thoroughly looking forward to sharing the sofa every morning with such a consummate professional as Lorraine Kelly."[14][15][16][17]

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.[18] On 11 June 2012, 5 News presenter Matt Barbet was confirmed as Singh's co-presenter.[19]

On 28 August 2012, it was confirmed Singh would become the newsreader following the first hour of the programme and that BBC Weather presenter Laura Tobin will be joining the programme.[1][20] Garraway would present Daybreak on Fridays and cover for full-time host Lorraine Kelly in a new two-year contract.[21]

On 15 February 2014, Kelly announced she was to leave Daybreak later in the year. She had signed a new contract to now present Lorraine each Monday to Friday.[22][23]

On 4 April 2014 (three weeks before the Daybreak finale), Barbet co-presented for the final time, which made him the fourth presenter to leave the show after Chiles, Bleakley and Lobb. On 10 April, Kelly presented her final Daybreak before her Easter break, to concentrate on her own programme Lorraine, as part of a new contract she was offered. On 25 April, Daybreak came to an end, hosted by Jones and Garraway.


Daybreak was a news, lifestyle and entertainment magazine programme interspersed with celebrity interviews, consumer and health items and reports from locations around the UK.

6 am – 7 am (The Daybreak Newshour)Edit

Matt Barbet and Ranvir Singh presented the 'Daybreak Newshour'. The presenters also talk to guests and review the front pages of the newspapers throughout the hour.[24] John Stapleton, Helen Fospero or Louisa James act as stand-in presenters for this section of the programme.

7 am – 8:30 am (Daybreak)Edit

Aled Jones and Lorraine Kelly presented the main part of the show from 7 am until 8:30 am. Focusing on human interest stories, showbiz gossip and lifestyle features. News, Sport and Weather updates were presented by Ranvir Singh, Laura Tobin along with a team of correspondents and experts.[25][26] Kate Garraway, Matt Barbet or John Stapleton were stand-in presenters for this section of the programme, with Barbet occasionally presenting the whole show from 6 am until 8:30 am. Helen Fospero occasionally presented the show on a stand-in basis.


The news bulletins were presented by Ranvir Singh (or Helen Fospero or Louisa James if Singh was not present)[1] from the Daybreak Newsdesk at 7 am and 8 am with headlines at 7:30 am and again at 9 am on sister show Lorraine[27] Reports are presented by members of the programme's news team.

News reviewEdit

Some mornings, the main headlines on the front pages and articles from the inside of the morning newspapers are discussed with two guests on the programme. This was a regular feature between September 2012 and Summer 2013, but has recently become an occasional feature, although the front pages are always shown by Matt Barbet. Victoria Derbyshire, Kevin Maguire, Martel Maxwell and Michael Portillo are occasional newspaper reviewers, they often feature on sister show Lorraine to discuss the main newspaper headlines at 8:35 am.[28]

National weatherEdit

The national Daybreak weather forecast by Laura Tobin [1] was presented at around 6:08 am, 6:25 am, 6:55 am, 7:25 am, 7:55 am and 8:25 am. 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.[29]


Los Angeles correspondent Ross King presented all of the latest news from Hollywood. Showbiz editor Richard Arnold[1] presented the showbiz updates on Daybreak at 7:50 am weekdays. Items range from music News, celebrity gossip and interviews.[30]


Political editor Sue Jameson presented the politics news on Daybreak often as part of the news updates at the top of the hour. She also appeared on the Daybreak sofa and went live to Westminster or Downing Street for the Breaking News stories.


Martin Lewis[1] is a money saving expert who gives financial advice to viewers ranging from Gas, Electricity, Credit Cards, Insurance, Holidays, Savings, etc. He usually appeared on the show on Thursdays.


Daybreak's health editor Dr Hilary Jones[1] presented the health articles and gave viewers advice on medical problems such as weight issues, contraception, surgery and cancer.


Daybreak was nominated for a National Television Award in the "Magazine Programme of the Year" category for 2011,[31] but failed to make the final shortlist.[32]


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  10. ^ "Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles present final 'Daybreak'". Digital Spy. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  11. ^ Sperling, Daniel (2 December 2011). "Adrian Chiles, Christine Bleakley to leave 'Daybreak' on Monday?". Digital Spy. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  12. ^ Sweeney, Mark (8 December 2011). "ITV chief defends hiring of Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "New presenters announced for ITV's 'Daybreak'". ITV News. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Aled Jones joins 'Daybreak' sofa". Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones will be the new presenters of ITV1's 'Daybreak'". ITV. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  16. ^ Millar, Paul (4 May 2012). "Lorraine Kelly, Aled Jones unveiled as new hosts of 'Daybreak'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  17. ^ Goodacre, Kate (23 August 2012). "'Daybreak' relaunch: Lorraine Kelly, Aled Jones start on September 3". Digital Spy. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  18. ^ "Ranvir Singh to leave 'BBC North West Tonight'". BBC. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  19. ^ "''Daybreak'' Ranvir Singh and Matt Barbet". ITV. Archived from the original on 9 August 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  20. ^ Meyer, Daniel (28 August 2012). "More 'Daybreak' information". Telly Spy. Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  21. ^ "Kate Garraway admits she's happy to play No.2 to Lorraine Kelly on Daybreak". Daily Record. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  22. ^ Lorraine Kelly to leave Daybreak but stay with ITV after striking bumper new deal Piers Eady, The Mirror, 15 February 2014
  23. ^ Lorraine Kelly leaving Daybreak to front her own show full time Radio Times, 15 February 2014
  24. ^ "Relaunched 'Daybreak' will go back to basics, says Lorraine Kelly - TV News". Digital Spy. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  25. ^ "Welcome to the new Daybreak | Hot Topics | Daybreak ITV1". ITV. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  26. ^ "MattBarbet: I'll be alongside Ms". Twitter. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  27. ^ Daybreak – On The Hour TV Newsroom
  28. ^ "Lorraine". Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  29. ^ Weather blog Daybreak,
  30. ^ "Richard Arnold joins Daybreak | Presenters | Daybreak". ITV. 27 May 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  31. ^ Daybreak is nominated for National TV award BBC News, 21 September 2010
  32. ^ Have your say in 2011 NTA Awards The Sun, 3 January 2011

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