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Daybreak with Aled Jones, Lorraine Kelly gets frosty reception online

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Aled Jones and Lorraine Kelly's launch show for the new-look Daybreak has had a frosty reception from fans online.

The duo began their tenure as hosts of the troubled ITV1 breakfast TV franchise yesterday (September 3), but fans have already begun calling for former presenters Dan Lobb and Kate Garraway to be reinstalled.

Aled Jones and Lorraine Kelly, new Presenters of the new look 'Daybreak'.

© Rex Features / Steve Meddle

Daybreak's new hosts Aled Jones and Lorraine Kelly

© ITV



Lobb and Garraway filled in as hosts of the show after original presenters Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley were axed in 2011.

A huge number of viewers have taken to the Daybreak Facebook page to criticise the show's overhaul, which many have compared to previous ITV breakfast show GMTV.

One viewer said: "It looks like TV-AM threw up all over the Daybreak set, and then kidnapped the presenters of GMTV."

Jenny Cheney wrote: "We want Dan and Kate back - it was a winning formula - WHY MESS WITH IT - You did that before and look how much embarrassment that caused - when will you ever learn - If I wanted to watch the BBC I would have - The presenters are rubbish and stuffy and totally unfunny."

Deb Tetley said: "Bring back Kate & Dan, loved them two presenting together. I will be switching over to the BBC now. Not impressed."

Kate Garraway and Dan Lobb on 'Daybreak'

© Rex Features / Steve Meddle

BBC Breakfast: Bill Turnbull, Susanna Reid, Louise Minchin, Charlie Stayt

© BBC / Jeff Overs



James Sawyer wrote: "Hate the new look. Dan and Kate were so much better. Music is really cheesy, the studio is too bright and looks like the '90s GMTV set.

"The new logo is OK but the red clock is identical to BBC Breakfast. And why did they change the newsreader? Seriously needs sorting out as I am close to giving up and going back to BBC or even repeated comedy on Channel 4!"

Digital Spy readers were equally critical. Frances Cooney claimed that ITV was "rehashing the same old tired faces" and that "the secondary (support) presenters always seem better at the job and more likeable than the anchors".

However, in the poll of Digital Spy readers, the majority agreed that the new format and presenters deserved more time. 44% said that they would give the show a chance to settle, while 23.7% said that they liked the changes.

Only 32.3% claimed that the show was "much better before".

Daybreak attracted 600,000 viewers on Monday morning, which was an improvement on the previous Friday's show. However, it still has a long way to go to catch BBC Breakfast, which attracted 1.43 million.

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