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Morning show on 3. Presented by Fiona Phillips, Eamon Holmes, Lorraine Kelly, Penny Smith and John Stapleton.

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      04.02.2010 15:56
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      A GREAT BREAKFAST TIME TV SHOW.

      Every morning in our household, the television is on and the programme that we all love to watch is gmtv. Gmtv is the early morning current affairs programme which covers a diverse range of stories. Some stories are regarding that particular days top news items. Whilst other stories are items which include the interview of a celebrity guest or pop group who are on tv at this ungodly time of the hour for one mission only and that is to mercilessly plug their latest book or song.

      The presenters of the programme have changed over the last couple of years. The two main presenters were eammon holmes and fiona philips. But both have moved on and in my opinion the show is much poorer without them.

      The new girl Emma Crosby, seems a little too posh for this laid back and informal show. She is not by any means as down to earth in personality as Fiona and I find this stiffness a little offputting. Her partners are either Ben sheppard or Andrew Castle pending on which day of the week it is. I like both these male presenters as they are fun and have a great warmth to them. Ben is the cheeky chappy whilst Andrew Castle is just a pure gentleman. Both are very good in the way they carry out the interviews and remain calm and focused through out the show.

      Talking about remaining focused, There is one lady presenter called Kate Garraway who is a scream as she is very often on a different planet to everyone else. She rightly so blames this on her hormones, after recently having her second child. The rapport and friendly banter between Galaway and Sheppard is very amusing.

      During the 3 and a half time slot that gmtv is on (from 6 to 9.30) they cover a diverse range of topics. They also have a large supply of talented outside broadcasters who bring the news or funny little stories outside of the studio.

      The show is very informative as well as light and funny. It has the unique ability to switch from a hard hitting story to a totally different light hearted feature on nail varnish removers.

      For the last hour of the show Lorraine Kelly presents a magazine type show with various star guests. This is a very woman orientated show and coveers various womens subjects. From fashion to bladder weakness. No subject is sacred on this show. I have to say i think i am in the minority when i state that Im not particularly keen on Lorraine Kelly i find her sweet and sicky approach to hard to awallow. I always have the feeling she is trying to hard and being a bit false.

      Throughout the morning on Gmtv we are given regular news updates that cover the general news of the day. Also the weather is regularly reported on.

      Generally gmtv is a great background television programme in the morning. I love to listen to the various subjects being discussed on the show. Usually I am running around getting the children ready for school. But it is nice to catch juicy titbits of information.

      This may sound a bit bizzare to like a programme for this. but another reason why i love gmtv, is for the clock at the bottom of the screen. I rely on this clock greatly in the morning. It is so easy to have a quick glance as im running through the living room to establish if we are on schedule or running late.

      Gmtv is a very British institution. I do think i would feel rather lost in the mornings if this programme was to end. There is always something for someone to enjoy about the show as the subjects are so diverse.

      Just one more thing will some one please fire the stylist on the show as the way she dresses the presenters is dreadful. I often enjoy the cringeworthy silky outfits that she tends to place Garraway in. But other than that a really great show to eat your breakfast to.

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      02.02.2010 17:00
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      Not too strenous to watch first thing in the morning.

        Good Morning TV took over from TVAM on ITV1 a few years ago as their breakfast programme. Whereas BBC1's breakfast programme is based in a newsroom and is quite formal in it's approach to the viewers, GMTV i believe is trying to be more relaxing. The softer looking sofa, plants and fake window in the background give a more warmer feel, just like you've gone to your friend for a coffee. 

      The hosts are a bit of a mixed bag. Penny Smith presents the news hour with John Stapleton between 6-7am. Although John can be a bit too serious I feel at times, the onscreen relationship between him and Penny is good because although she takes things seriously she also injects an element of humour which keeps the atmosphere serious but not depressing. After 7am she presents the half hourly news bullitins which I find quite often do not contain as much politics as the BBC but quite often more celebrity focused news items. 

      The presenters from 7am vary between Andrew Castle, Kate Garroway, Ben Sheppard and Emma Crosby. Andrew Castle is brilliant when it comes to interviewing sporting guests due to his experiences as a tennis professional. Kate is good with celebrities because she gives me the impresssion she likes to put people at their ease as if she's having a cup of coffee with them. Emma Crosby has a news background with Sky news so is good at dealing with the political stories the programme covers. Ben Sheppard is the one I feel might not be completely at home at GMTV. He's great in the other shows I have seen him in but i feel he's trying to fit in but not quite there.

      After 8.30 Lorraine Kelly takes over until 9.25am. Her portion of the programme tends to deal with more female issues like recently how to check if you're wearing the right size bra. I will be honest in that I haven't seen too much of Lorraine's programme as I am usually on my way to work when she comes on. When I have seen it I think it is more inclined to mums coming home from dropping the kids at school.  

      If you enjoy having the telly on in the background while you're getting ready in the morning with fairly gentle stories to ease you in to your day GMTV could be the breakfast show for you. If you prefer to know the important news stories of the day quite quickly them maybe you could consider another breakfast channel. 

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        08.09.2009 10:47
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        Best early morning television program

        GMTV is the ITV morning show that is on 6.00am to 9.25am Monday to Friday. It stands for Good Morning Television and has been on our screens for over fifteen years.

        It features two presenters on the sofa and this currently varies between Kate Garraway, Ben Shepheard, Andrew Castle and Emma Crosby. It has changed presenters over the years with Fiona Phillips and Eammon Holmes probably being the most famous.

        The first hour of the show is mainly news focused and usually has politicians as guests in this part of the show. During the rest of the show there is still lots of guests on but these can be anything from actors, actresses, musicians and 'normal' people with real life stories to tell.

        There is a regular news bulletin every half hour and this is usually read by Penny Smith. You also get the news from your area once an hour, Calender News where I live.

        The weather is also a regular feature and every half an hour before the news bulletin Claire Nasir or Kirsty McCabe read the weather. This is usually the weather for that day in detail and a look at what the weather will be for the rest of the week.

        There is also an American correspondent, this is Carla Romano and most days they talk to her over in L.A. It is mainly celebrity gossip but if there are big stories like the wildfires they have been having recently then she also reports on them.

        At 8.35am the two main presenters are finished and they had over the reigns to Lorraine Kelly, she has been on this show for years and her show his often more light hearted with a big focus on fashion and beauty.

        I do like watching GMTV and it is always on in our house as we are all getting ready to go out for the day. I don't think I could sit and watch it from beginning to end though as it can get quite repetitive. The news is the same, the weather is the same and sometimes even the guests are on twice. If the guests are on really early in the program then they are often on again.

        It is a great show to catch the latest news and weather, and a bit of the latest gossip. The presenters are all really good and have a rapport with one another, it is entertaining to watch. I also forgot Martin Lewis is a regular on the show and I think he's great!

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        08.07.2009 22:10
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        Ok if there is nothing else on TV

        GMTV, which stands for Good Morning Television, is ITV's morning news programme that runs from 6.00 am to 9.25 am. The programme usually has two presenters throughout the main part of the show, while during one day of the week, usually Friday, the show is hosted by Lorraine Kelly.

        During the main part of the programme there is a combination between the four different presenters. The four main presenters are Ben Sheppard, Kate Garraway, John Castleton and Emma Crosby. What I feel is that the new line up of presenter that was recently changed at the beginning of 2009, has made the programme more entertaining, unlike previous presenters like Fiona Phillips. Although sometimes Kate Garraway can get on your nerves with a sometimes smug attitude.

        Throughout the show, it is usually broken down in to three sections, a short 6.00 to 7.00 section, a 7.00 to 8.30 section and finally a 8.30 section to 9.25. The finally section is usually presented by Lorraine Kelly in her section that was renamed as part of the relaunch to GMTV with Lorraine, although for some reason she seems unable to work five days a week, as she only presents a Monday to a Thursday.

        In the first two sections of the show, the programme focuses on new items, although they are not always subjects that I would really consider the most note worthy; such as example was showing a mother that had spent £15,000 on her one year old child, how is that note worthy news?

        In Lorraine's section, the focus for some reason seems to be on items that only relate to women. Although there are items such as interviews with the people of recent interest, such as if they have a new movie out. But the majority of the time the subject is related to fashion, but I would not mind this if the fashion was also related to men but its sole focus is on women; another subject is the hair and makeup that is on almost every show. It almost makes you wonder if the show really does not want men to watch.

        One good thing that I like about the show is the section where GMTV has guest reports, such as Martin Lewis (who runs moneysavingexpert.com), who gives excellent money advise.

        Overall I would recommend the show if you are not interested in the alternative programmes available such as Sky's Sun Rise and BBC's Breakfast News. Although if you do watch the show, be prepared to watch a show that is celebrity obsessed in nature and does not always have the highest standards of journalism. One criticism that I would make of the show is in Lorraine's segment, to make it more male friendly and have items that interest men not just women.

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          07.07.2009 17:55
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          Enetertaining programme for all ages.

          GMTV stands for Good Morning TeleVision, and it really is a great way to brighten up your morning. The show runs from 06:00 to 09:25 and is what I would call a magazine show, full of variety and entertainment.

          There are two main sets of presenters which come in pairs. Andrew Castle and Kate Garraway and Emma Crosby and Ben Shepherd. Emma has recently replaced Fiona Philips. Fiona was thought to have the top slot and when she quit the media was rife with Kate being desperate to have her job aswell. Emma is great because she brings a slightly younger womans perspective to the show.

          Towards the end of the show Lorraine Kelly takes over and mainly focuses on things which would interest women, like bikini diets and bargains in the shops.

          The show features a bit of everything, news, weather, current events, interviews with celebrities. They often get a controversial figure in a news story on to have a debate with over which is always quite entertaining.

          GMTV features columnists from different walks of life. They include Martin Lewis the money svaing expert, and Richard Arnold who reviews that night's TV and recommends what to watch.

          I love GMTV for its variety and the type of things it features. It is a great start to the day.

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          19.05.2009 09:15
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          Morning show to watch with great topics.

          This show is on every morning from 6am, they talk about the latest news going to, to the latest gossip in the showbiz world.
          They have lots of interesting topics, and they always want to hear your views by either emailing or texting in.

          The presenters are always very cheerful, it is presented by Penny Smith, John Stapleton, Kate Garraway, Emma Crosby, Andrew Castle, Ben Shephard and Lorraine Kelly.
          The weather girls are Clare Nasir and Kirsty McCabe.

          Martin Lewis is on the show quite a few times a week giving his advice on saving money, credit cards, loans, and much more.
          Lorraine Kelly is on every morning at 8.35 till 9.25 she talks about the latest gossip,fashion, and she talks about different debates.

          It is a enjoyable show to watch if you want to know whats going on in the news.
          You can visit the gmtv website to see all the debates they have talked about in the show.

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            28.04.2009 10:23

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            GMTV is your classic example of tabloid TV. They jump on every scandal, and every chance to tell the nation that we are doomed - houses too expensive, recession is coming, house market crash, stock exchange problems etc etc - almost willing these problems to befall society so they have bad news stories to tell. This program thrives on human misery, and seeks to spread it at any opportunity. GMTV is only worth watching for the local news from your region (actual true news not hyped up lies backed up with "figures" from a "leading authority" usually in the form of a percentage).To sum it up, if you want to start the day with a depressed outlook on life watch, or you want a detailed weather forecast for Scotland, watch GMTV.

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            04.03.2009 16:43
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            Happy news with happy presenters

            This is the morning show to wake upto each weekday morning. Presenters Penny Smith and John Stapelton are usually the first faces you see. They start of the programe at 6.00 a.m. each morning with the 'newshour', running through till 7.00 a.m. Although this news show obviously touches on some very serious topics, the shows format isn't that of a stuffy news show. It's presented in a relaxed way, sitting on the sofa with their brew to hand. Penny and John seem to have a great working relationship and bring the news to you along with some dry sense of humour.

            Once 7.00 a.m. strikes the show changes slightly and then so do the presenters. There's quite a few to choose from so changes daily. The format is still relaxed, consisting of pop groups singing their latest singles, celebrity what nots and then off course the funny Richard Arnold giving you his run down of the TV.

            Inbetween all of the above, you can catch your local news, the GMTV news each half hour and then the weather. The weather reports are usually done within the warm studio, however on occasions you could see them being blown of a pier near you in gale force winds.

            Again, once it turns 8.35 a.m. the presenter changes for the last time to Lorraine Kelly and again so does the format. The woman can get all their clothes and make-up tips, and then Dr. Hilary can give you all your medical advice.

            Martin Lewis seems to be on hand more lately, and with the credit crisis at the moment his money making/saving tips and ideas are definately not to be missed.

            The show ends at 9.25 a.m. each morning. You can catch a news hour each Sunday morning, however i think its on about 6.00 a.m. - far too early for me and yes, guess what, the format changes again to a more political/religious show.

            If you haven't already watched GMTV I would recommend it - especially if your trying to get the older kids to take notice of what is going on in the world around them. It makes you realise that although serious and horrible stuffy is going on that yes we do need to know - we don't have to get caught up in it and be serious and saddened to much.

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            07.01.2009 22:44
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            a charming programme to have on in the morning while you get ready for work

            How will GMTV cope now that fiona phillips has left? GMTV is a morning television programme that has been running on ITV for many years now and for some is part of a morning routine that has remained unchanged for at least a decade.

            The show includes various coverage of the news, including newspaper discussion, although this is not particularly in depth. There is also a weather segment to the programme, which can be useful for people who will be driving to work in the morning and want to know what to expect on the roads.

            There is also a lot of gossip and celebrity news, with celebrity guests occasionally visiting the show and sometimes performing for the audience at home. As well as musical guests there are more serious celebrities, such as politicians that occasionally visit the show. There are often competitions you can enter to win a range of prizes, from money to holidays.

            Mr motivator was an excellent part of GMTV. Every morning he would appear in very bright lycra and dance around to music in a bid to get the nation active before work... Recently they have got Mr motivator BACK on the programme which is great news, and he even has a cute little motivator to help him along.

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              24.10.2008 08:17
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              A decent new programme

              I watch this every morning and I find it very informative however I do have a few gripes....

              I find that the news stories are always very dramatically told. The credit crunch recently has been really over done. We all know what is happening but all the doom and gloom is really shoved down our throats!

              Some of the presenters are annoying too...Fiona Phillips really isnt a good presenter and says some really daft things but isnt she married to the editor...Kate Garraway is all teeth veneers and all she does is watch herself in the camera and talks over everybody else! Ben Shephard is very smug but he does present better than Fiona. The weather girls always seem to be in some fashion show. I like John Stapleton who is a northerner and says exactly what he thinks which makes for a good interviewer. Penny Smith is a good presenter and interviewer also but has a funny side which is a tonic when all the news is quite bad at the moment. Thats why I probably am just interested in the news hour which runs from 6-7 am.

              All in all I think it is a very informative programme but I just wish they would give the better presenters more air time especially for John, Penny and Richard Gaisford who is also good. I will continue to watch this as it is the best programme in its time slot.

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                13.08.2008 21:34
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                Fine for half an hour in the morning

                GMTV is often the perfect programme to wake up to. There is a good mix of serious news, entertainment, fashion and lifestyle. There is also the handy clock in the bottom left corner to remind you that you got up 15 minutes late and need to rush if you are going to catch that train.

                Whilst I enjoy most of the content that GMTV has to offer, I have to say that I don't always enjoy the presenters. The men are OK, John Stapleton is a seasoned professional who holds it all together when others seem unable to, and Andrew Castle and Ben Shepherd are likable enough. But when it comes to the women, I have to say that there are not many that I enjoy. Fiona Phillips seems to have a far higher opinion of herself than is really warranted, and ever since I read an article criticising her sudden support of Chelsea, I have to say I find any reference she makes to Abramovich's team highly irritating. Kate Garraway seems to be fishing for compliments constantly, always going on about how old, stupid or fat she is, when obviously she isn't really any of these things. I don't have a lot of time for Penny Smith, but the one that annoys me the most is Carla Romano. Ever since she was given the job of LA correspondent, she seems to feel that it is her job to tell us that she has been talking to George Clooney, or saw Brad Pitt at the supermarket, or just generally has been schmoozing with all the stars. I thought the job of a presenter was to make the viewer feel closer to the person they are interviewing, not flirt like mad and try to make everyone else feel jealous!

                I enjoy watching GMTV for the news summary, the weather, and many of the items they present, but I have to say I am often very irritated by those doing the presenting!

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                  11.08.2008 22:15
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                  GMTV its not for me

                  Good Morning TV.

                  The morning offering on ITV for breakfast TV viewing is GMTV. Hosted by a variety of presenters including Fiona Philips, Ben Shephard, Andrew Castle, John Stapleton and Penny Smith amoungst others.

                  The programme mixes current affairs with lighthearted news stories. Cancer sufferers, ill children, etc are seen onscreen regularly. This is where I have a problem with GMTV. It seems to exploit the people who appear, telling their story in a glamourised way, putting a smile on everything. Ok, so some presenters are more sensitive than others, but some (Fiona Phillips) have a permanent, fixed smile that is about as warm as an ice cube, but it always seem to melt a little when there's a heart wrenching story.

                  The presenters try to make the show feel like they are part of your family or friends, being very informal, almost like a Heat or OK on television.

                  My relationship with GMTV ended completely after they were found guilty of defrauding over £40 million from their viewers in there phone in competitions. For this GMTV was fined a ridiculously low £2 million.

                  Over on the BBC, the breakfast show is far more highbrow, concentrating on the real news stories, stories that affect real people everywhere, perhaps in a more male orientated manner.

                  GMTV is the housewives favourite, as it allows them to find out the news whilst also finding out the latest gossip involving the latest celebs.

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                    14.06.2008 02:32
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                    There is a choice of three ways to get the morning news on TV (assuming you don't subscribe to satellite services). There is the Breakfast programme on BBC1 which is all sit-up-and-take-notice-this-is-important, there is The Big Breakfast which has an apologetic news section which smacks of here is the news because we're contractually obliged to bring it you and then there is GMTV.

                    Firstly in terms of intelligence GMTV sits between the offerings of BBC and C4. It is not as high-brow as the BBC show but certainly not as devoid of brain as the Vaughan and Van Outen offering. The show is presented by a number of presenters who again in age are between the BBC crew and the Big Breakfast team. Though sometimes I think the BBC ones are old for their age and The Big Breakfast ones are terminally juvenile.
                    The one thing you notice when watching GMTV is that none of the presenters have surnames. It's all Over to you Eamonn',and Here's Andrea with the weather', and now the news headlines from Penny'. The overall impression is that the GMTV presenters are desperate for you to like them and to be their friends.

                    It is also perhaps their programme content which separates them from the other breakfast TV shows. GMTV runs a large number of real-life' stories. These stories often seem to concern illnesses or other trials and tribulations. A recent typical story concerns an 18-month old baby who is desperately ill in need of a liver and bowel transplant. A celebrity - Julie Walters - had got involved and was interviewed highlighting' the plight of this unfortunate little child. I have considerable misgivings about this type of television. It seemed tremendously exploitative of the child's illness and it was hard to know which was the more pathetic sight, that of the poorly child or that of its parents who were in the distant background whilst Walters clasped the child to her bosom. I sincerely wish that this child gets all the medical attention it can and I pray for its recovery. Whether it is necessary for that to be achieved at the cost of the loss of dignity of the child and its parents is a debatable point.
                    My overall impression though of GMTV is that - without being sexist - this programme seems to be aimed at women. The programme is like a cheese and onion quiche - there is no meat or substance to chew on and it all feels a bit soggy and, well, cheesy. There is just too much a mix of gushing appraisal of ordinary peoples lives interspersed with meaningless news of celebrities. The programme often finishes with Lorraine Kelly with her input which often seems to be about clothes, make-up and womens issues'.

                    I will be perfectly frank : GMTV does nothing for me, it all seems a bit cheap and forcedly cheerful.

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                    07.02.2008 14:59
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                    a great morning tv program

                    GMTV is ITVs breakfast tv program, it starts at 6 am with an hours news untill 7 am wher the show becomes very light hearted compared with other channels breakfast tv.

                    From 7 am untill 8.35 they talk about all sorts of things from the newspapers, tv programs, health problems, they have guests on there show some of who are celebrities and others who have just made it into the news papers for some reason or another.
                    There are also short news breaks and weather reports during this part of the show. It is all done live and i find it funnny watching the presenters getting things wrong and squirming to cover them up, Eamonn Homes used to be bad foir this, he seemed to just dig himself in deeper.

                    At 8.35 am lorraine kelly takes over with her showbiz news, tales about celebrities and fashion related subjects.

                    Over the weekend GMTV focuses more on childrens programs and cartoons than anything else so i dont realy watch it much at weekends.

                    I prefer this to the rest of the morning tv as it is more entertaining and interesting than the doom and gloom on the morning news programs.

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                      News and entertainment show.

                      GMTV is ITV's breakfast offerring which runs from 7.00 till 9.00 every weekday morning and is a more light hearted informal look at the news when compared with the offerring from the BBC.

                      The show is divided up into two one hour slots with a different pair of presenters for each one hour slot with each pair being one woman and a man.

                      The pairings do change but usually the first hour is usually either Penny Smith or Kate Galloway with John Stapleton with the next hour being Andrew Castle with either Fiona Phillips or one of the previous two. There are other presenters as well who fill in but these are the main five.

                      Now that Eamon Holmes has left there is only really one presenter who I do not like and that is Fiona Phillips who comes across as a bit thick but the others are all pretty good although to be honest the only one who ever asks any demanding questions of the guests is John Stapleton as the rest of the preseners are a bit fluffy at times and rarely challenge their guests even the politicians who must see the how as a pretty soft option compared with shows like newsnight.

                      Thre are regular features onb fashion, TV and most other entertainemnt features as well as a local news section and theweather. The one thing there is not a lot of is sport coveridge but then in a multi channel world that is covered by specialist channels.

                      This is the sort of show I have on in the bedroom while I'm getting ready for work s there is the main news to keep you informed and quite a few light hearted features as well. The only other big negative is that every day they run a competition which is presented by Kieth Chegwin who is an annoying fool.

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