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19 March 2009 @ 02:08 pm
This is rather annoying  

Angus Deayton replaced by Rob Brydon as host of Would I Lie To You?
Guardian article here

Taken from an article in the Daily Mail:

"Angus Deayton has been replaced as presenter of BBC show Would I Lie To You?

Comedian Rob Brydon is taking over as host of the comedy panel game.

When asked if Deayton had quit, the BBC and the production company said he was being 'refreshed', along with the rest of the show.

Deayton had presented the programme since June 2007. It was even created with him in mind as host.

When he joined, executive producer Peter Holmes told the Mail: 'When it comes to hosting a panel show, there isn't anyone better.'

The move is a blow for the presenter as the show had marked his return as a BBC face, following mixed fortunes since he left Have I Got News For You on BBC2."

Poor Angus, replaced by Rob of all people! (Sorry i don't like him that much)
Lets hope he presents something else now instead.
Rosey: [HIGNFY] - Angusdear_ralph on March 19th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
I always thought this show wasn't the best for him. Admittedly yeah, I don't like Angus that much, especially in this show because it reminded me HIGNFY, and I like Rob, so for me this was a step up (sorry<3). But I can SO understand the frustration and anger. However, I would like to see Angus do something different, something like KYTV.

By the way didn't HIGNY move to BBC1 when Angy (nickname!) left? Damn you, Daily Mail and your faulty facts! Tee hee hee.
madeluxx on March 19th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
Poor Angoo :( I think he was good on WILTY, obviously not as good as he was on HIGNFY but it was getting good by the second series.

I'd like to see him do more KYTV as well, and I'd love to see him do some more acting, perhaps this could be a good oppurtunity for him to get back into it?

HIGNFY moved to BBC 1 two or three years before Angus was sacked though.

Rosey: [Death Note] Light and Ryukdear_ralph on March 19th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, that's what I meant about HIGNFY moving to BBC1. Hehehe.

Yeah, presenting is fun but I think he's got far more range that than! I want moreee! I doubt there will be KYTV since one of his comedy partners deceased last year....but anything like that or One Foot in the Grave stuff would be fantastic.
Ann Martin.emely_chan on March 19th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
Hm ... true. I always liked him acting. Maybe him hosting will always be compared to his hignfy days. Perhaps going back into acting properly instead of hosting more or less mainstream shows (k, I love wilty but else) would do him better, specially since his acting career doesn't have this 'thing' overshadowing it. Do I make sense?

Still ... WHAT!?
Ann Martin.: ian hislop omgwtfemely_chan on March 19th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
WHAT!? I mean .... WHAT!?
bubbles_: Angus Blurfantasy_bubbles on March 19th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
I know!!
Replacing Angus with that droning looser!
What is wrong with them?!