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AJ Odudu and Mo Gilligan in awe as Big Breakfast fans camp outside show from 4am amid calls for permanent return

AJ Odudu and Mo Gilligan were taken aback when they met longtime fans of The Big Breakfast show who camped outside the studio from 4am on the day the revival was filmed.

On Friday, AJ and Mo presented a comeback special of Channel 4’s Big Breakfast as part of the channel’s Black to Front series to shine as spotlight on Black contributions to TV.

The presenting duo proved a massive hit, with viewers urging Channel 4 to bring the show back permanently, having ended in 2002 after a decade on the air.

The day after their stint on the show, Mo reshared a video on Twitter showing him and AJ meeting fans named Barry, Jason and Jack, who were up at the crack of dawn camping outside so that they could ask for autographs.

‘Big up the Barry, Jason & Jack the OG fans of #TheBigBreakfast they camped outside from 4am just for autographs,’ Mo tweeted.

‘Lovely meeting you guys and thank you for your kind words.’

AJ and Mo were over the moon to meet the fans (Picture: Channel 4/PA/Twitter @SirBazkins78)

‘Barry camped outside #TheBigBreakfast house & watched the show from his iPad just to say hi. Love & appreciate your support,’ AJ also said.

In the original tweet, Barry wrote that it was worth the ‘19 year, 5 month & 10 gap between episodes of #TheBigBreakfast’.

‘What you did after the show was just unreal,’ he wrote to AJ and Mo, adding: ‘Forever grateful for your generosity this morning.’

In the video, AJ and Mo couldn’t contain their shock as they greeted the fans, who had come prepared with photographs of the presenters for them to sign.

Mo also handed over his cue cards from The Big Breakfast, which he autographed for them, as well as giving them an elbow bump.

The co-hosts were joined by an array of celebrity guests on the show, including Love Island star Toby Aromolaran, Strictly Come Dancing 2021 competitor Judi Love and singer-songwriter Lisa Maffia.

Comedian Munya Chawawa also delivered a hilarious news segment, later tweeting that AJ and Mo did an ‘incredible job’ on the show.

In addition to The Big Breakfast, Channel 4’s Black To Front series saw Sir Trevor McDonald host Countdown, Mel B host Packed Lunch and Jean Johansson host A Place In The Sun.

The Big Breakfast is available to watch on catchup on All4.


Credit: Original article published here.

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