Bill Turnbull To Reduce Hours As BBC Relocates

Fans of BBC Breakfast’s Bill Turnbull may soon be left crying into their cornflakes if the host goes through with his plan to reduce his hours.

Turnbull and co-presenter, Sian Williams, currently host the BBC’s morning news show four days a week but this could change when the show moves to Salford next year.

It is understood that although Turnbull is committed to staying with the show when it moves to MediaCity, he is exploring the idea of doing fewer days and not relocating permanently to the north west.

A BBC spokesman said: “Breakfast moves to Salford in spring of next year. At the moment, it’s too early to reveal any details of the presenting line-up and any talk of how it will look is just speculation.”

The Beeb’s move to Manchester has already caused some casualties in the ranks of the presenting team with Williams and sports presenter, Chris Hollins, having already announced that they will leave.

Around 46% of Breakfast’s production team, of about 100, have agreed to make the move. The new BBC North Headquarters will house 2,300 staff in total, with about 1,500 posts relocating from London or the corporation’s existing north west headquarters in Manchester.

Who will be left to step into the breach?

Perhaps some home-grown Manchester talent will be the only option for Aunty. I’ve heard Liam Gallagher has some free time…