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William-Roache-GMThe UK media has picked up on another comment made by Coronation Street actor William Roache in New Zealand this week.

After getting a savaging in the tabloids for his comments regarding victims of sexual assault on TVNZ’s Sunday, the British media is again criticising the 80-year-old this time for a piece of innuendo on Good Morning.

During a cooking segment with Jeanette Thomas, Roache went to chop a tomato but discovered that Thomas had already done so. Continue reading »

Ellen started the Dance Dare contest which involves filming yourself dancing behind someone without them knowing. Now that it’s gone global Good Morning’s Matai Smith decided to get in on the act and danced behind Peter Williams while he sat at the One News desk oblivious to what was going on behind him.

9:00am Monday, February 13 on TV One

It’s the first show of a brand new year of Good Morning!

New hosts Jeanette Thomas and Rod Cheeseman will be at the helm, aided and abetted by the fabulous Astar and Matai Smith. Together they’ll be offering up a smorgasbord of fashion, showbiz gossip, top chefs and musical guests.

This week, chef Laurent Loudeac will be joined by Astar as they prepare a romantic Valentine’s Night meal to remember. Kiwi rap star K-One will be in the studio, as will Breakfast’s Tamati Coffey, spilling all the secrets of his recent wedding.

Missed an episode of Good Morning Clips are available online. Go to www.tvnz.co.nz and click ‘on demand’.

9:00am Friday, December 9 on TV One

Tune in for three hours of show-stopping entertainment on Good Morning!

A star-studded line-up including R &B duo Adeaze, Kiwi songbirds Elizabeth Marvelly and Annabel Fay perform, and the acclaimed Howard Morrison Trio add some Christmas flavour!

Plus, Good Morning is counting down to the big day with its Christmas Bonanza Competition! There’s more than $80,000 in prizes up for grabs including a Suzuki Alto worth $18,500.

Keep watching for entry instructions from Monday, 21st November.

Jeanette Thomas and Rod Cheeseman will be the new hosts of the Auckland based Good Morning in 2012. 

Jeanette Thomas is no stranger to Good Morning, she has temporarily hosted the show on two occasions. Most recently she has been the breakfast newsreader on The Breeze radio station as well as co-hosting consumer show, Target.

“I’m hugely excited about co-hosting Good Morning. I’ve long been a fan of the show. I have had the opportunity previously to fill in, and loved live television as well as working with such a fabulous team. This opportunity is a dream come true. I am counting down the days for 2012 to begin!” says Thomas.

Rod Cheeseman, a regular on TVNZ and TV3 sports shows, is diversifying into the live, lifestyle format. Rod has had experience in morning television having worked on Mediawork’s Sunrise before moving to TVNZ.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge of presenting the new look Good Morning show. Having been a stay-at-home Dad I know a bit of daytime telly can be a sanity saver,” says Cheeseman.

“Sarah and Brendon have done an amazing job building a large and loyal following to the show. I will do my best to continue on from their hard work.”

Rod and Jeanette are both parents of two small children and this will be the first time they have worked together.

Wellington-based hosts Sarah Bradley and Brendon Pongia will be departing the show at the end of the year. They joined the Good Morning team six years ago and in that time they have increased ratings and grown a loyal viewership year-on-year.

Sarah Bradley says, “Naturally I am very sad to be leaving such a wonderful show which brings so much fun and entertainment to our morning viewers but I have worked with Jeanette and Rod before and they are talented broadcasters who will take the show to its next stage.”

Good Morning will move to Auckland studios in the New Year. The last show for this year will be on 9th December.

Brendon Pongia will reportedly not be returning to Good Morning on TV One next year.

The Wellington-based presenter, who has been hosting the show alongside Sarah Bradley for the past six years, is not believed to be making the move to Auckland with the show.

While no official word has been released by TVNZ, the Herald reports that a TVNZ staff member confirmed the news.

Both Pongia and Bradley were asked to reapply for their jobs when it was confirmed that the show was moving from its base in Avalon up to Auckland.

Pongia told the Herald that he wanted to comment on the issue but could not do so under his current contract.

Source: Herald

9:00am Tuesday, September 20 on TV One

Is your pet a star? Enter Good Morning’s Pets In The Spotlight competition – they could be famous and win you some great prizes!

If your scaly, feathered or fury friend can surf, ski, dance, climb tress, count to 10 or help around the house, we want to see it. Or, perhaps there’s time to train them to do amazing feats. If you’re proud of your pet, send us their signature move.

Just send us a video of your pet showing off their amazing talent and they could win you some fabulous prizes.

Brendon Pongia says: “It’s time to unleash your pet’s inner talent on the nation. So get those cameras rolling!”

Just send Good Morning an entry dvd or Youtube link of no more than one-minute, showcasing your pet! Send it with the online entry form at tvnz.co.nz/goodmorning to before noon, Tuesday, 11 October.

This could be your pet’s big TV moment. Bow-wow us!

Good Morning – 9am weekdays on TV ONE.

Brendan Pongia and Sarah Bradley will have to reapply for their jobs as hosts of TV One’s Good Morning show when production moves to Auckland.

TVNZ is moving the weekday magazine-style series from Wellington’s Avalon Studios up to Auckland with the loss of 14 jobs.

The broadcaster has informed Pongia and Bradley that they will have to reapply for their jobs and fight off competition from auditions.

Former Good Morning host Mary Lambie says TVNZ has a history of treating its stars “appallingly”.

“I hope that they have wised up and are treating Sarah and Brendan with due respect,” Lambie said.

“It fits that the move to Auckland is about a freshen-up and part of that freshen-up process is about the presenter.”

A TVNZ spokesperson said the move to Auckland will give the broadcaster a chance to freshen up the show.

“These auditions will tell us what is out there and allow us to tap into the Auckland talent pool. Our existing presenters are still in the frame.”

Pongia and Bradley have been hosts of the show since 2006.

Source: ODT

Kylie Price’s moving rendition of Beyonce’s “Ave Maria” has won her Good Morning’s Find A Star Champion’s title for 2011. 

Price headed off an exceptional group of performers to win the competition with a score of 39 out of 40 from judges Tina Cross, Bella Kalolo, Sydney-based Ambition Entertainment’s Robert Rigby and promoter Manolo Echave, as well as coming first on public text voting.

Price says the result took her by surprise.

“Every minute on stage was precious – there was so much talent with the other contestants. The best thing was performing for the audience. They really back you.”

Find A Star judge, Tina Cross says Kylie picked the most difficult song of the seven finalists and was very impressive.

“In the song her voice showed her light ethereal emotion, plus some grunt in the middle section. She also played so beautifully on guitar – to do both of those things brilliantly, good on her!”

Cross says the 18-year-old has great potential. “She has a great future as a performer because she can perform on her own in any environment.”

Kylie wins a trip for two to Sydney for meetings with music industry professionals, career design sessions with Gray Bartlett, and is set to record a single at Manuka Studios.

Second place was the charismatic 17-year-old Zac Taylor from Whakatane, who sang the Michael Buble song “Feeling Good”; and rising country star Jody Direen took third place with her performance of “When God Fearing Woman Gets the Blues”.

12:00pm Thursday, January 1 on TV One

Are you hiding a secret singing talent from family, friends and the great New Zealand public? Isn’t it time to step into the spotlight and shine? TV ONE’s Good Morning is on a mission to find New Zealand’s brightest undiscovered talent.

If you can sing like an angel, flow like an MC, croon like Frank Sinatra or belt out an aria, you could be the show’s next Find A Star Champion!

Viewers who enter Good Morning’s ‘Find A Star’ talent competition can be in to win fantastic prizes including a trip to Sydney to meet top industry contacts to kick start their careers! Plus, they’ll also record their first single with help from Mike McCarthy at Manuka Studios, and they’ll get together with Gray Bartlett for three career design sessions.

Send Good Morning a DVD of no more than 90 seconds, showcasing your talent, along with the online entry form at tvnz.co.nz/goodmorning by noon, on Tuesday, 9 August.

The top 30 entries will be shortlisted and played on the show. Good Morning viewers will text-vote for their top 15 who will be flown to appear LIVE on one of three semi-finals: Monday 22 August, Tuesday 23 August and Wednesday 24 August.

Good Morning’s celebrity panel will judge the semi-finalists’ performances and the public will again text vote for their daily favourites to determine the top five.

The finalists will be in the spotlight on Friday 26 August as they vie for the 2011 “Find A Star” title, with guest industry judges including Robert Rigby, manager of Ambition Entertainment in Sydney and former executive at Warner Music Australia.

Producer Sally-Anne Kerr says: “Find A Star is a spectacular competition with stunning talent, so come on, what have you got to lose?”