Seven and Nine’s breakfast TV shows have both moved to London for the week as they preview the royal wedding.
At 5.30am this morning Sam Armytage and David Koch greeted their early Sunrise audience to a soundtrack from The Clash (“London Calling”) with a studio set up on the banks of The Thames offering a background featuring Tower Bridge. Seven seemed to have a bigger team on the road with Mark Beretta and Natalie Barr joining them at the Sunrise desk. Reporter Edwina Bartholomew took viewers on a trip around London’s sights on a special Sunrise red double decker bus – complete with royal family look-alikes waving to puzzled onlookers on London streets. Seven’s European correspondent Hugh Whitfield was stationed outside Buckingham Palace. Not all of Seven’s team was in London – weather presenter Sam Mac remained in Sydney, covering Sydney Fashion Week.
On Nine’s Today, Georgie Gardner and Karl Stefanovic were outside Buckingham Palace surrounded by a group of young Aussies. The rest of the Today team – Deborah Knight, Ben Fordham, Sylvia Jeffreys, Richard Wilkins and Tim Gilbert – were back in the studio in Sydney. Today weather presenter Natalie Cooper is travelling around the UK this week and today she was in Scotland.
Top photo: Sunrise‘s Natalie Barr, Samantha Armytage, David Koch and Mark Beretta in London