Jason Byrne just presented Sunday Brunch | ...and divided Twitter right down the middle

Jason Byrne just presented Sunday Brunch

...and divided Twitter right down the middle

Fans are calling for Jason Byrne to become a full-time presenter on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch when he stood in for usual host Tim Lovejoy this morning.

But his chaotic style divided viewers of the weekly show, with Twitter split between those who loved and hated him.

Simon Rimmer opened the show by announcing that Lovejoy would be missing as he was off sick with a bad back, prompting one viewer to say it was 'like Ant without Dec.'

But Byrne won over some fans with his antics, not least with a memorable Gangham-syle dance with former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, in honour of the politician's stint on Strictly Come Dancing.

Johnny Vegas led the praise for said it was 'quality stuff' and with the hashtag '#chaosreigns.'

Former Labour candidate and freelance writer Jono Read said: 'This is the weirdest but greatest Sunday Brunch in ages. Jason Byrne and Ed Balls doing Gangnam Style, Pete Tong eating dessert and Bastille.'

Other praise included:

But not everyone was happy, with many complaining of Byrne constantly interrupting guests:

• Byrne has just released his memoirs, Adventures Of A Wonky-Eyed Boy. Read our review here.

Published: 4 Dec 2016

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