To­day’s so yes­ter­day, says Grant

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ORMER Sun­rise weather pre­sen­ter Grant Denyer says the To­day re­vamp won’t save the show.

Nine’s re­launched its break­fast show with Deb Knight re­plac­ing dumped high-pro­file Karl Ste­fanovic, along­side Ge­orgie Gard­ner.

They are joined by news­reader Tom Ste­in­fort, tak­ing over from Sylvia Jef­freys, sports pre­sen­ter Tim Gil­bert’s re­place­ment Tony Jones and for­mer Triple J pre­sen­ter Brooke Boney, who has filled Richard Wilkin’s role. Grant, be­low, says he doesn’t think the over­haul will work. “It’s pro­gres­sive that there’s two fe­male hosts, and what’s clever about that move is that they’ve trumped what Sun­rise was about to do. Sun­rise’s next move was that they were go­ing to re­move the male-and-fe­male com­bi­na­tion when Kochie (SA’s David Koch) re­tires, it was go­ing to be two girls.”

“What you’ve got to re­mem­ber is that break­fast TV is en­ter­tain­ment first.

“So you’ve now got two very ex­pe­ri­enced, se­ri­ous, won­der­ful in­ter­view­ers (Deb and Ge­orgie) but you don’t have en­ter­tain­ers.”

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