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'The Nightly Show' Guest Host John Bishop Admits It 'Could Have Been Executed Better'

'It's difficult when you come into something for a week, and you’ve got a production that’s not yours.'

22/03/2017 11:05 GMT | Updated 22/03/2017 11:11 GMT

John Bishop has admitted he thinks there are still some kinks to be ironed out if ‘The Nightly Show’ is to remain our screens.

The Liverpudlian comedian was the second guest host of ITV’s latest venture earlier this month, though the show has hardly been lauded by viewers so far

Speaking on ‘The One Show’, John suggested ITV hadn’t exactly pulled it off as they might have hoped, despite enjoying his stint on the show. 

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John Bishop

He explained: “ITV had a go at moving the news, and I think that’s a positive thing, because to be honest, it seems daft to me that the two biggest terrestrial channels have the news on at exactly the same time.

“It’s the same news, give people another option.”

However, while he applauded ITV for taking a chance, he did have some criticism, adding: “Perhaps if they’d have done [‘The Nightly Show’] at half 10 it would have been different, the reaction would have been different. The week that I did, I enjoyed, and I’d stack up it a lot of entertainment shows.

“But what’s difficult is when you come into something for a week, and you’ve got a production that’s not your production, so you’re coming in and trying to change things on the huff.

I definitely think there’s a place on British telly for a show of that nature but perhaps it hasn’t been executed as well as it could have been.”

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John Bishop and David Walliams

David Walliams, who served as its first guest host, previously claimed that much of the criticism stemmed from viewers who were annoyed the news had been moved.

Reports last week claimed its ratings had now fallen lower than its predecessor in its timeslot, ‘News At Ten’.

Since then, Davina McCall has hosted five shows, while Dermot O’Leary began his stint as guest presenter earlier this year, winning a potentially surprising amount of praise.

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Dermot O'Leary on 'The Nightly Show'

There are now just four weeks left of the original eight-week run of ‘The Nightly Show’, with Jason Manford and Gordon Ramsay both set to host episodes in the near future.

Reports recently claimed that presenters Paul O’Grady and Mel and Sue were both unable to take part in the original run of ‘The Nightly Show’ due to scheduling conflicts.

‘The Nightly Show’ airs weeknights from 10pm on ITV, while ‘The One Show’ is on every weeknight from 7pm on BBC One.

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