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Why do many presenters not look to camera anymore?

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Why do many presenters not look to camera anymore?

I do find this quite irritating...
The presenters are often shown looking at a point to the left or right of them rather than looking at the camera (i.e. the viewer). It's almost like you're eavesdropping on a conversation not meant for you Sad
This seems to happen a lot more lately and is particularly evident in programs like The Real Hustle.
Does anyone else find this an irritating trend?

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Re: Why do many presenters not look to camera anymore?

Quite the opposite.. I'm finding it increasingly hard to take in what the weather girls are saying these days. This is the lovely Lucy Verasamy from ITV weather. Now there are definitely some stunners presenting the weather but this one seems to have a unique ability of gaining attention.
She's quite well covered here but notice how when she turns to the weather map, she always leans to her right towards the camera (and I do mean always - next time you see her on ITV weather take note!):

Ok, not a big issue really right but just recently she's become quite revealing (and this is a tame top she's wearing):

A couple of weeks back she was wearing a top so low I thought the nation was going to get lucky - she was leaning towards the camera so much (approx 45 degrees)  I thought she'd end up in the sun!
Definitely not one to avoid the camera lol.
Don't believe me? - Watch her yourself!
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Re: Why do many presenters not look to camera anymore?

Yeah, we call her leaning Lucy !
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Re: Why do many presenters not look to camera anymore?

You mean I'm not the only one seeing this? - She's so well known for it she has an official nickname?
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Re: Why do many presenters not look to camera anymore?

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I do find this quite irritating...
The presenters are often shown looking at a point to the left or right of them rather than looking at the camera (i.e. the viewer). It's almost like you're eavesdropping on a conversation not meant for you Sad

I think they are reading auto-cues. Also in the case of weather presenters the map is not behind them, there is a blank space.  In order to 'see' what is going out they view the map in front of them.
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Re: Why do many presenters not look to camera anymore?

Yeah i know that but they still turn around to point to the imaginary map that we all see.
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Re: Why do many presenters not look to camera anymore?

Not really thinking of weather presenters.
Sometimes there's an interview type piece where the interviewer isn't shown but the interviewee is looking at him/her off camera.
I will look out for leaning Lucy  Cheesy

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Re: Why do many presenters not look to camera anymore?

You need to check out C5 weather girl....... Wink



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Re: Why do many presenters not look to camera anymore?

Sian Welby ain't bad but the BBCs Laura Tobin is far superior! (though she still can't match leaning lucy lol)
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I'd much rather have a male weather presenter. At least then I'd have an idea what the weather is going to be like Embarrassed
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Re: Why do many presenters not look to camera anymore?

LOL and that is my point exactly! When watching the women us blokes don't tke in what they're saying and the women of the house are too busy judging their clothes etc to listen too!
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Re: Why do many presenters not look to camera anymore?

Oh, I don't know.
I often notice a large warm front approaching followed by an icy glare from SWMBO.

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Re: Why do many presenters not look to camera anymore?

Well I think it is disgraceful you old gits are all perving over these young weather girls.

I prefer the more mature Carol Kirkwood Tongue
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Well I think it is disgraceful you old gits are all perving over these young weather girls.

Perving maybe.. old git certainly not lol
(besides leaning lucy brings it on herself lol)
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