It’s a new year, and time for a new set of idents on the BBC. Say goodbye to the circling hippos, big wheel and surfers, and instead welcome ‘humans’, who are here to “reflect diversity in modern Britain.”
That might be all well and good, but fans are not happy with the change, and are NOT enjoying the new look.
The network kicked off 2017 by replacing the pre-programme idents with humans, including swimmers and dancers.
Rolled out on New Year’s Day, the BBC has revealed that the new clips, by photographer Martin Parr, are aimed at reflecting diversity in modern Britain.
Gone is the animated big wheel before Strictly, instead replaced with wheelchair sports.
Or,as the announcer explained yesterday: ‘Throughout 2017 we’ll be celebrating all those moments that unite us.’
Around 20 idents, including the swimmers, the wheelchair rugby team and the zumba dancers, are expected to feature over the next 12 months.
However it’s been revealed some have not even been filmed yet… so maybe there’s hope for some animals being involved!
The BBC One swimming hippos are dead. #curseof2017
— Kevin McGrath (@NewsmanKev) January 1, 2017
Oh my dear lord. They can not be the new BBC One idents. What a massive disappointment.
— Daniel Fawcett (@DanTheManF1) January 1, 2017
— Julie Carp (@JulieCarpcarp) January 2, 2017
I'm sorry BBC One but your new idents are dreadful. Bring back the circles.
— AdamGeorgeThomasTill (@SillyTilly9) January 1, 2017
What do you think of the new idents? Would you like to see the hippos return?