Yesterday’s edition of THIS afternoon was its most interesting all week, but not for the right reasons.
After a day of making headlines, news presenter Mark Ferguson looked intent on getting on with the job -a strategy he graciously maintained even after his demotion last January.
But co-host Andrew Daddo could not resist referring to the elephant in the room.
“It’s been announced today that we have lost yet another icon, sad news, and we will talk about it a little bit later in the programme,” said Daddo. But it wasn’t to be.
The eye contact between Daddo and Ferguson was certainly uncomfortable to watch when the show began.
For his part, Ferguson was focussed on simply reading the day’s news.
But Daddo tried several times to goad Ferguson on his future exit from Nine.
“Any other news you’d like to….?” he prodded.
“No other news at this stage,” answered Ferguson. “I’ll get back to you.”
At the end of the show, a cheeky Daddo tried a final time. As Ferguson finished his final bulletin with “… that’s the news for the working week,” Daddo asked: “Is that the last news?”
“That’s it for today. Back Monday with a bit more.”
“Oh you will be back Monday?” checked Daddo.
And that’s where Nine wrapped up the first week of THIS afternoon
…..which was VERY entertaining.