I watched a bit of Denham this morning. Yes he isn't good but I think that with work and time, he could be better. First things first, I like a male newsreader on breakfast and female on sport (simply because it is rare) and the fact that Denham is wearing a tie gives him a few extra points. I think Hitchcock's problem is due to his time with Sunday Night. For some reason journos on current affairs shows tend to read reaaaaalllly s.l.o.w (Michael Usher does it at times too), unnecessarily emphasising words.
BTW, no weather presenter again this weekend with Simon reading sport and weather.