Standards of dress for newsreaders.

I was watching the news last night which I think may have been on Sky when I was met with a female reader who appeared to be dressed in a pair of black stretchy jeans and a red casual top.

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Whilst not advocating a return to the good old days when Her Majesty’s BBC newsreaders would wear a dinner jacket whilst on the wireless, I think we can do better than skinny jeans and a casual top!


About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase.
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11 Responses to Standards of dress for newsreaders.

  1. It would be good if they learned how to talk and breathe too!

  2. Peter F says:

    She could have done better, without the top………after all transparency and exposure are key notes for news readers?

  3. SueW says:

    Spot on, Joe

  4. Joni says:

    I find it bizarre that many of our female news reader here in Canada, wear sleeveless tops, even in the middle of winter. The female weather forecasters usually wear skin tight skirts or dresses, often sleeveless too. It must be hot under those studio lights. What ever happened to wearing a suit jacket, or at least covering your arms? The males still all wear suits though.

    • One of the other thing that I find a little grating on the eye is when the male presenter wears a “modern” suit with skin tight trousers and a bum freezer jacket which looks ridiculous on young men let alone a mature newsreader.

      • Joni says:

        That is true too. All those skin tight jacket type suits make guys look like they are wearing their little brothers suit a size or two too small – it’s not a good look. You could blog on that? And don’t get me started on those tan colored shoes with a dark suit., with flashy socks like our Prime Minister Trudeau wears….

      • Ade-Oluwa says:

        Stop it. You’re making me laugh. This should be discussed with a poker face.😄

      • Joni says:

        I’m happy to make you laugh!

  5. Ade-Oluwa says:

    Yes well. Thank you sir. It’s funny but not funny at the same time. It would seem being on TV almost naked is the order of the day. Oh we are told modesty and decency is “relative”. Meaning if someone sees bikini as modest then it’s okay to wear it — anywhere!

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