ITV’s Daybreak programme has not been without controversy. Ratings figures fell to a low of 300,000 last year with hosts Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles failing to prove popular with viewers.
Now the show has undergone something of a revamp, with new hosts – presenting veteran Lorraine Kelly and relative newcomer Aled Jones – taking over.
And, not only does the show have new presenters, it also has a whole new set in orange hues, with a bright red sofa, which Lorraine has described as like working in an “eternal summer”.
To tie in with the funky retro feel, Italian appliances giant Smeg has been drafted in to provide the gadgets and gizmos for the new Daybreak kitchen.
If you’re looking to get the Daybreak look yourself, here’s a run down of all the appliances that feature in the breakfast show’s television:
Sky blue FAB32QAZ fridge freezer
It’s the style Smeg is perhaps best known for, a classic 50’s fridge freezer, this time in a pastel blue. With a gross capacity of 330 litres, it should have plenty of room for keeping all the Daybreak chefs’ heres-one-I-made-earliers in.
Stainless steel SCP112-8 oven
The stainless steel has been chosen to offset the sky blue of the rest of Smeg’s appliances. It comes with five different cooking levels and a rapid pre-heating setting so you don’t have to wait long for the appliance to heat up before you start.
PGF75-4 Gas hob
Smeg’s stainless steel hob is low-profile so will fit in with the sleek appearance of modern kitchens, but an extra deep worktop is needed if you want to fit it directly above an oven. The stainless steel controls are a nice touch, rather than the black plastic ones you often get.
The stainless steel double sink coordinates with the rest of Smeg’s appliances. It comes with deep 218mm bowls and a pop up waste.
The pulls out tap with its square spout is a nice finishing touch. It comes with a pull out spray for rinsing off your dishes, or fruit and vegetables.
With its orange units and wooden worktops, the new Daybreak kitchen provides plenty of inspiration for those wanting to give their own home a revamp.
And, given that one of the favourite show features is L
orraine’s Kitchen where celebrity chefs prepare seasonal dishes and give cooking demonstrations, it is sure to get plenty of air time. The kitchen is usually the domain of James Tanner, who started off his television career on The Tanner Brothers, broadcast on the Carlton South West region in 2003, before going on to bigger things.
Daybreak certainly seems pleased with its new additions. A spokesman for the show said: “Smeg products are forerunners in design and function with precision. Beyond the exceptional quality of the appliances, we’re so pleased with how well they blend seamlessly into our new-look kitchen sets.”
It would appear Smeg is the appliance manufacturer of choice for ITV, which has also used the firm’s products in the new This Morning kitchen.