Nadine Dorries Joins TalkTV

Not to be outdone by GB News landing Jacob Rees-Mogg, this morning TalkTV has announced that Nadine Dorries will be joining them as a regular presenter. Her first guest? Boris Johnson…

Nadine will grace our TV sets every Friday evening at 8pm with a new show, beginning February 3rd, and will cover politics, sport and culture – perfect for a former DCMS Secretary.

It’s not the first time Nadine’s presented on the channel, having previously filled in for Piers Morgan while he was on holiday. She chaired a great discussion on Channel 4, including whether we “Should we be proud of programmes like ‘My Massive C**k’?” Presumably the fact she managed to boost Piers’ ratings while standing in for him helped her land the gig…

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WATCH: Hoyle Clashes With SNP’s John Nicolson Over Letter Leak

A vintage Commons dust-up today, as a furious Speaker Hoyle demanded a public apology from the SNP’s John Nicolson for leaking correspondence between the pair earlier this week.

Nicolson had written to Hoyle demanding he take action against Nadine Dorries for “misleading” the Culture select committee over the sale of Channel 4, with Hoyle ultimately deciding not do so, partly on the grounds that she was no longer a member of the government. Of course, Nicolson skipped that crucial detail when he revealed parts of Hoyle’s response on social media…

Hoyle insisted Nicolson stand up and apologise there and then for giving a “partial and biased account” of the letter… only for Nicholson to claim that while he deplored social media “pile-ons“, he wasn’t going to give in. Instead, he started banging on about “integrity“. Hoyle wasn’t happy:

“Printing the letter, but only half the letter is not integrity. In fact, far from it. It misled the people of this country, it certainly put me in a bad light by the people of this country, and I don’t expect that to happen as an impartial speaker. So if that was an apology, I don’t think it was very good”.

Proper parliamentary box office viewing…

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News Corp Faces Increased Losses at TalkTV

TalkTV is proving a costly, and so far fruitless, endeavour. Despite ploughing in over $20 million to get the station started, not counting the free promotion in News Corp titles, TalkTV continues to lag behind GB News. This comes despite their revamped programming schedule. Murdoch hoped the station could rival the BBC, perhaps he should consider rivalling the corporation’s cost-cutting measures…

The increasing costs of TalkTV are starting to hurt News Corp’s bottom line. The company’s profits fell 50% in the previous quarter and it racked up $20 million of TalkTV attributable additional costs in its latest quarter. Revenue so far appears to be as negligible as their audience. They’re now at a point where Nadine Dorries stepping in increases views. Perhaps making Piers Morgan work out of the mini-Shard rather than a separate, dedicated studio near his home is an obvious place to begin cuts…

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Nadine: Should Channel 4 be Proud of Shows Like My Massive C**k?

Away from the SW1 drama, and after failing to get Boris back into No. 10, Nadine Dorries has turned her hand away from trying to privatise broadcasters to hosting shows on them. She has stepped into Piers Morgan’s shoes while he’s on holiday, and has clearly been given free rein over the topics up for discussion. Last night we got a lively debate about Channel 4, leading to Nadine’s best quote of recent times, “Should we be proud of programmes like ‘My Massive C**k’?”

While her hosting hasn’t gone entirely smoothly, as the above clip shows, Guido notes that with an average viewership of 8,000 during her first episode she is only 3,000 views or so off what Piers Morgan was achieving in September. There’s a future in broadcasting for Nadine yet…

UPDATE: Nadine beat Piers on viewers last night. Dorries pulled in 26,000 viewers, beating Piers’s interview with Kanye West by 1,000 and thrashing his now-typical viewership of 14,000-19,000 views.

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