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Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 14:57 GMT 15:57 UK
Meet Breakfast's audience panel
The Breakfast studio
We asked what you thought about Breakfast
A few months back we asked Breakfast's viewers to take part in our audience panel.

We wanted to know what you thought of the way we cover stories on Breakfast, and take part in selected items in the coming months.

We chose one hundred Breakfast viewers to form the panel and this week we invited a few of them to Television Centre, home of the Breakfast studio and production team to take a look behind the scenes.

I'm not sure what we expected, but we were surprised by the response
David Kermode,
Editor, BBC Breakfast

They broadly represent the typical Breakfast viewer and come from all over the UK - you can read the blog by Breakfast's Editor David Kermode from the link to the right.

Many of the audience panel are interested in what stories mean to them.


Audience panel member Jackie Gniady
Jackie Gniady: regularly e-mails Breakfast

  • Jackie Gniady
    24, Dundee
  • Occupation:
    Studying for a degree in architecture at Oxford Brookes University

    What she says:
    I want Breakfast to reflect ordinary people, to challenge stereotypes and prove that you don't have to be affluent to have an opinion. I think the Breakfast team endeavour to present us with a friendly, informative programme.

    Audience panel member John Adams
    John Adams has visited other TV companies including CBS in the USA

  • John Adams
    70, Stranraer
  • Occupation:
    Retired engineer

    What he says:
    I'm interested in how all the material is gathered, put together and presented to the audience, and it's been very nice to talk to the personalities and have a constructive discussion with the editor. I'm really looking forward to having a meaningful input to the programme.

    Audience panel member Valerie Bayford
    Valerie Bayford says Breakfast "thinks on its feet"

  • Valerie Bayford
    50, Leighton Buzzard
  • Occupation:

    What she says:
    I like showbiz, entertainment and breaking news. I like the fact that the team thinks on its feet and sometimes has to change things at the last minute. I think it's important for the audience to have more of a say about programme content.

    Meet the Breakfast audience panel

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