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Film 2010 – Claudia Winkleman to take over from Jonathan Ross

Posted by LiveFor on March 29, 2010

Claudia Winkleman, she of the fringe that you just want to cut, has been confirmed as the new host of Film 2010. For those not in the know that is the Film review show on BBC 1 here in the UK. Claudia will begin presenting the show from September.

Jonathan Ross is leaving the BBC after the recent shenanigans he got up to. Not only are they getting a new host but the show itself will now involve more studio guests.

Winkleman said “Everyone has an opinion on film and I’m looking forward to debating the biggest news and releases with a whole variety of guests each week. I am completely over the moon about being given this enormous honour and am incredibly proud to be to be presenting the new look Film 2010. It’s an honour to follow on from the brilliant Jonathan Ross.

“I have been lucky enough to cover the BAFTAs and present the UK broadcasts of the Oscars and the Golden Globes for years and now to be able to work with the producers on Film 2010 is just amazing.”

So they are changing the BBC’s premier film show to include more guests and debates therefore making it more akin to a chat show and devaluing what was once a great movie review show. I didn’t always agree with Ross’ reviews, but did enjoy the show. Winkleman is not one of my fave presenters and really don’t think she is the right choice. Mark Kermode was the favourite but looks like he’ll have to wait until next time.

How do you feel about the news? Who would have been a better choice?

Source: BBC

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