When telling Radio Times about his new Sunday politics ITV show, Robert Peston said that he wanted to interview politicians in a new, revealing way – but admitted that he “may fail completely miserably”.
So did he fail, or do exactly what he set out to do? Here’s what viewers have said so far about the first show…
Viewers generally felt it was a nice, if gentle, accompaniment to Sunday morning politics.
Apparently quite large…
— Tom Watson (@tom_watson) May 8, 2016
Despite the super-sized studio, the format itself won plenty of plaudits.
Really liking #Peston on Sunday. It's politics for a younger generation.
— Christi Daugherty (@CJ_Daugherty) May 8, 2016
Although with Marr and Sunday Politics vying for our attention on the other side, how much politics on Sunday do we really need?
The thing about #Peston is that Twitter is now full of preachy political people for one extra hour on a Sunday morning.
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) May 8, 2016
One thing’s for sure: it will definitely take a while to get used to seeing politicans match Peston’s ‘dress down’ style.
Chancellor looks like he's come in after heavy night on town #Peston
— Sima Kotecha (@sima_kotecha) May 8, 2016