I agree - the show has been sounding fantastic since they came back from holiday. Not that it sounded bad before, but I do think that week with Tulisa was poor (not that that was their fault). She came across as miserable and uncooperative and clearly didn't 'get' the show or the sense of humour. She obviously hadn't heard the show much before and had practically no knowledge of the team or the features.
She's precisely the kind of person that the team were talking about this morning - the type of listener that texts in to say "No no guys Star Wars day is May the 4th not May the 3rd" without realising that they were joking in the first place.
Since they came back, however, there have been several mornings when I've thought 'that was a great show'. The Danny off of The Voice interivew is a great example, that was awesome (also a good example of someone that gets the show - he'd even read Chris's first book). The Morgana handover was hilarious, I loved the chat about local radio newsreaders and how awful they are, and the link about DJ sets the other day involving Dom & Aled was interesting too.
I often find the best links are the unplanned ones, where there is no guest, no feature, just them chatting. It happened this morning when Keith Lemon was running late, they suddenly had some air time to fill and they ended up chatting about Aled's date with Mollie and how mental women are - it was hilarious. Also loved all the bad jokes that were texted in which came as a result of the Star Wars conversation. Again, unplanned but brilliant radio.
Weirdly the weakest thing that I've heard since they came back was the Cheryl Cole interview. Again, not their fault, hers. She sounded totally uninterested and was a really dull and guarded guest.