One-year anniversary of ITV Studios Daytime broadcasting from Television Centre
Today marks the one-year anniversary of ITV Studios Daytime shows – Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women – broadcasting live for the first time from BBC Studioworks’ Television Centre facility.
While Good Morning Britain and This Morning share Studio TC3, with their sets sitting back-to-back across the 8,000 sq. ft. studio floor, Lorraine and Loose Women both reside in the adjacent 3,430 sq. ft. Studio TC2, with a daily turnaround between the sets as soon as Lorraine comes off-air.
Over the past 12 months, BBC Studioworks has facilitated over 1,000 episodes of the four shows.
Highlights of the year include the recent April Fool’s makeover/car crash prank at Holly Willoughby’s expense, a merry-go-round in the This Morning studio for its Halloween episode and Loose Women’s World Record attempt at dressing up as an elf in less than 35 seconds.
Keen viewers of Loose Women will also have noticed the introduction of a new set in January this year.
BBC Studioworks has 10 dedicated crew members who work in partnership with the 60 strong ITV Studios Daytime crew. These range from scenic operations and technical services, through to electrical, engineering and production support.
The seamless transition to Television Centre means ITV Studios Daytime will continue broadcasting from the White City facility for the foreseeable future. Riding on the success of the partnership, BBC Studioworks has also been facilitating ITV’s flagship political programme, Peston, since September 2018 in Studio TC2 and This Morning Sunday, an hour-long show detailing the funniest and entertaining moments from the week, since January this year.
ITV also makes use of Studioworks’ Television Centre production galleries to broadcast its exclusive coverage of Premier Boxing Champions world-class events to viewers.
Managing Director, ITV Studios Daytime, Emma Gormley said: “It has been a seamless transition to our new home at Studioworks and we have forged a great working relationship with the team here. ITV Studios Daytime has produced and created 1800 hours of content in our first year, here, and now six days a week so I’m really proud of everyone’s achievements. I look forward to continued growth and success in the year ahead and beyond.”