Russell Brand took charge of MSNBC show Morning Joe when the anchors weren't up to scratch.
The BBC's ambition to build on the multi-platform success of its Beijing 2008 coverage has been a resounding, astonishing success - like the London 2012 Games itself.
Auntie offered viewers almost virtually unlimited choice on all platforms. Gold medal to the Beeb, certainly. But how did its many presenters do? Find out in this gallery.
Clare Balding (gold medal) - A peerless combination of professionalism and enthusiasm. Her memorable impromptu interview with South African swimmer Chad Le Clos’ emotional dad Bert is just one reason to crown Clare the best of the BBC bunch. Difficult to fault anything about her. Hmm... I don’t like her hair. That’s all I’ve got.
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Well, maybe Clare is a Lesbian, and then again maybe she is not.
What we are saying is that she did and does a good job as a presenter.
What has her sexuality got to do with it?
Please, John Reynolds, remember if you are thinking of shagging Red Rum, that would be performing both beastiality and necrophelia, both of which, I believe, are against the law.
Get a life!!!!!
If the BBC is trying to cut back on costs they should cut down on' Presenters'
There are up to four in the studio at a time, and the people at home want to see the events, not listen to presenters after every event. Interviewers trying to talk to athletes who have only just finished their race and haven't got their breath back, being asked stupid questions like 'How did it feel when you won?' 'How does it feel to lose in the last straight?' ‘What goes through your mind when you eat your breakfast?'
It's the same with the news. We are told something on the news and then have to go to an outside broadcasting unit to be told by a different person the same information all over again; sometimes they even transfer it to yet another person outside a different building, who will tell the same story from there, with really no further information.
We need less of these people, and then perhaps the BBC will have money to spend on making real quality programmes instead of the rubbish they are now issuing rather than producing! Of the ones I’ve seen too much of lately are failed ex tennis players, ex show jumpers, ex athletes, and ex football players!!
I thought Clare Balding and Mark Foster we on the money in the swimming they were down to earth and had the papers spread out in front of them showing they needed to look and learn as we did.
Clare was passionate about every thing she commented on but was never false. When she commented on the the horse events she even whispered to blend in but raised her game to allow what was happening to do the talking.
Sorry Gabby but you were left in the studio to comment after the event you cannot beat the the passion , realism and expression that clare showed in EVERY event she covered.
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