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Who will be the BBC F1 anchor in 2013?
Poll ended at Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:51 pm
Lee McKenzie 59%  59%  [ 30 ]
Steve Rider 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
Richard Hammond 10%  10%  [ 5 ]
Louise Goodman 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Peter Windsor 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Some newcomer 18%  18%  [ 9 ]
Other 8%  8%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 51
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:51 pm 
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Quick poll...Jake Humphrey is leaving the BBC next week and therefore, his F1 anchor role.

Where do you think the Beeb go from here and who do you reckon will be the face of 2013 on the BBC?

I reckon they will promote Lee McKenzie from her pitlane duties, as she has stood in for Jake on a regular basis when he has been away covering other sports.


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I'd like it to be Steve Rider, but given that he's pretty much banned from the BBC it wont happen. It'll probably be Lee McKenzie.

Why is Richard Hammond an option here btw?! For one thing, he hates F1, and for another, he'd be the LAST person they would pick. You dont seriously think that just because he's on a car related program he's ideal for F1 do you?

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I suppose Jake himself and Simon Lazenby on Sky have shown you don't have to be an F1 expert - or even a casual F1 fan to get the gig, so on that basis they could pick someone we haven't even considered. Although I agree that Lee McKenzie seems to be the most likely.


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 Post subject: Re: BBC F1 anchor
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Hammond is unlikely admittedly but he was considered briefly in 09 and the options are probably quite bare. I don't think James may will be hosting it!

If he does, I'm getting a Sky subscription!


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 Post subject: Re: BBC F1 anchor
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How about Graham Norton? Surely would be more popular than Hammond :twisted:

Seriously though I imagine they will bring in somebody new. Don't see them giving it to Lee McKenzie unfortunately.


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 Post subject: Re: BBC F1 anchor
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I don't know that Lee could carry the show for a whole season, to be honest whoever they pick it's likely to only be for one more year at most before Sky take over full time.

I'm still not taking it as a given that F1 will even be on the BBC next year...

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 Post subject: Re: BBC F1 anchor
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Definitely not Richard Hammond, he's very annoying and thinks he's funny.

If F1 on the BBC continues the way it is going they won't even need an anchor. Just start coverage at 5 mins before the race, end it 5 mins after. Sad but that's the way it is heading. I think they will dump it completely pretty soon.


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Lee.

Whatever happened to Louise Goodman? I totally forgot about her till I was watching an F1 season review on Sky and was reminded of her when her boyfriend who worked for Minardi died at the British GP.

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 Post subject: Re: BBC F1 anchor
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Seanie wrote:
Lee.

Whatever happened to Louise Goodman? I totally forgot about her till I was watching an F1 season review on Sky and was reminded of her when her boyfriend who worked for Minardi died at the British GP.


I did see Louise reporting from the pit lane of something recently, might have been BTCC but not sure.


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lee , shes done well when shes been the lead


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Lojik wrote:
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Lee.

Whatever happened to Louise Goodman? I totally forgot about her till I was watching an F1 season review on Sky and was reminded of her when her boyfriend who worked for Minardi died at the British GP.


I did see Louise reporting from the pit lane of something recently, might have been BTCC but not sure.

I googled, she is / was doing BTCC.

Surprised she never got picked up by BBC/Sky. She was really good.

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 Post subject: Re: BBC F1 anchor
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She does driver interviews in BTCC for ITV4. I don't see her as anchor material at all.


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 Post subject: Re: BBC F1 anchor
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Seanie wrote:
Lee.

Whatever happened to Louise Goodman? I totally forgot about her till I was watching an F1 season review on Sky and was reminded of her when her boyfriend who worked for Minardi died at the British GP.

IIRC he didnt die at the British GP. He was taken ill on the monday, and died on the Friday in hospital of a heart attack.

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RickM wrote:
Seanie wrote:
Lee.

Whatever happened to Louise Goodman? I totally forgot about her till I was watching an F1 season review on Sky and was reminded of her when her boyfriend who worked for Minardi died at the British GP.

IIRC he didnt die at the British GP. He was taken ill on the monday, and died on the Friday in hospital of a heart attack.

I meant he died the weekend of. The team removed sponsorship.

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 Post subject: Re: BBC F1 anchor
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Lee knows her stuff so I'd give her the job. Wouldnt mind Rider, liked him on ITV. If its Hammond I would only watch the race and not the build up/end as I wouldnt be able to stand his annonying voice for two hours. I hope the BBC carry on as I prefer their team and prefer the more light hearted coverage. I would watch SKY for a number of reasons and would find something else to watch. I wouldnt even mind BBC scrapping the pre/post race stuf as long as the race is still there.


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 Post subject: Re: BBC F1 anchor
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Lee McKenzie would seem to be the sensible choice. Perhaps the beeb could cut down the punditry and focus on presenting the facts. The sooner Jake Humphrey is gone , the better. I always got the impression he was using the F1 gig to move onto something else, his presentation has never been sincere and far too casual, only emphasising his lack of interest.


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 Post subject: Re: BBC F1 anchor
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I think it will be EJ.

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moby wrote:
I think it will be EJ.


No chance, the anchor has to hold it all together, they have a bunch of different voices in their earpiece, they are being told to speak for 20 more seconds, cut to this, cut to that etc.

EJ would be way too confused.


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LOL Richard Hammond.


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 Post subject: Re: BBC F1 anchor
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moby wrote:
I think it will be EJ.


No chance, the anchor has to hold it all together, they have a bunch of different voices in their earpiece, they are being told to speak for 20 more seconds, cut to this, cut to that etc.

EJ would be way too confused.

Ditto.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if Brazil was Eddies last appearance on BBC. DC will probably move to Sky...although IMO they dont really need him - the current Sky team works really well.

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Whoever ends up taking over, they'll be on a sinking ship.


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becker wrote:
moby wrote:
I think it will be EJ.


No chance, the anchor has to hold it all together, they have a bunch of different voices in their earpiece, they are being told to speak for 20 more seconds, cut to this, cut to that etc.

EJ would be way too confused.

I dont really think it would be Eddie, just trying to be funny. He would go nasty 10 min in and punch someone :]


Which is not saying I dont think he does a good job where he is, he gets interviews with people no no one else would and asks questions no one else would, even if they are crap. He tries to fill dead air, which is not his job.

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moby wrote:
becker wrote:
moby wrote:
I think it will be EJ.


No chance, the anchor has to hold it all together, they have a bunch of different voices in their earpiece, they are being told to speak for 20 more seconds, cut to this, cut to that etc.

EJ would be way too confused.

I dont really think it would be Eddie, just trying to be funny. He would go nasty 10 min in and punch someone :]


Which is not saying I dont think he does a good job where he is, he gets interviews with people no no one else would and asks questions no one else would, even if they are crap. He tries to fill dead air, which is not his job.

If EJ took the lead, it would be confusion and chaos for about an hour before the race, like watching very quickly losing his marbles before being taken away by the men in white coats.

I expect another unknown (in F1 circles) to present. Lee McKenzie is too mild mannered to present all year. Steve Rider wouldn't go back to the BBC after he told them where to go for not guaranteeing him the 2012 Olympics. Sky will find space for DC in their presenting team.

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 Post subject: Re: BBC F1 anchor
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given that bbc are likely to be winding down F1 involvement and probably wil leave within a few years, I would expect lee to be bumped up, its probably cheaper, she already done the role and it makes more sense.


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Jim Rosenthal! :)


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Jim Rosenthal! :)

Please, I actually quite liked him on itv.

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