TV presenter Davina McCall may have done enough to rescue The Nightly Show, viewers have said, but only for this week.
Fans of the ITV show’s host of the week praised her appearance on Tuesday night as she took over the heavily slammed programme.
— The Nightly Show (@ITVNightlyShow) March 14, 2017
The episode saw her flex her well-trained presenter muscles to interview David Baddiel about his son’s comedy skills, chat to Sara Cox about her childhood love for late singer George Michael and challenge some younger guests to a retro TV quiz.
As she cheered David’s live “dad dancing” performance, some even called on ITV to keep Davina in the job for good.
— Rick Quagmire Barton (@clubricks) March 14, 2017
Don't judge me but I actually really like The Nightly Show with Davina McCall presenting it 🙈
— Gareth (@grchughes) March 14, 2017
— Ashley spittlehouse (@Spitz85) March 14, 2017
— Billy Belford (@itsBillybelford) March 14, 2017
The show has received a wave of poor reviews and a slip in ratings since its introduction to the time slot previously taken up by the channel’s news programme.
In the lead-up to her stint on the programme, which welcomes a new celebrity presenter each week, Davina said she would take a break from Twitter.
Pre-empting possible negativity, she posted on her account: “I hosting the nightly show all week x
“I’m off Twitter till Saturday so if you hate it… fill yer boots!”