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Watchdog Why change it.

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Clairvoyant, 17 Sep 2009.

  1. Clairvoyant


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,140

    Location: Torbay, Devon, UK

    Why have they changed Watchdog.

    And use an over paid hostess aka Anne Robinson.

    What was wrong with the old title and crew.
  2. InvaderGIR


    Joined: 14 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,615

    Location: Bristol

    Didn't she used to host it many, many moons ago?
  3. fornowagain


    Joined: 3 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,833

    Location: UK

    Yes she did, I'm quite liking the new format.
  4. linktoinsanity


    Joined: 5 Oct 2008

    Posts: 8,830

    Location: Kent

    Yeh I'm pretty sure that she used to host it in the past. Makes sense to merge it with Rogue Traders as well tbh, both are very similar anyway.
  5. mac1st3


    Joined: 14 Jun 2009

    Posts: 4,170

    Location: Southampton

    she did indeed, uintill Weakest link became her favourite money bag, now that's drying up, she's back
  6. xb8browney


    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 6,062

    I liked the old style
  7. gort

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 May 2003

    Posts: 1,437

    I think Anne Robinson was asked to take a something like a 25% pay cut or present Watchdog (along with her other work) as part of BBC's wage reduction plan. She obviously couldn't afford to take a pay drop so decided to do this show on top of her already heavy work load. What a trooper! :rolleyes:
  8. Longbow


    Joined: 15 Jan 2004

    Posts: 9,358

    I know, I quite fancied the previous presenter! I hate Anne Robinson.
  9. HamZilla

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,088

    Location: Watford, Herts

    Rogue Dog and Watch Traders?!
  10. Pestilence


    Joined: 22 Feb 2008

    Posts: 11,048


    Not sure if I really like the new format, tbh. Much too flashy and light for my liking. It was funny watching Duncan Bannatine get owned last week though.