November 21st, 2011
Christine Bleakley: Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud
Christine receiving her ‘Best TV Presenter’ award at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year awards 2010. How time flies. Images: Dave Hogan/Getty Images Europe, Ian Gavan/Getty Images Europe.
UPDATE: She’s been canned.
It has been reported that Frank Lampard’s fiancé Christine Bleakley is about to be canned from her high profile presenting job.
UK newspapers are claiming that Bleakley and co-host Adrian Chiles (left) are to leave TV breakfast show ‘Daybreak’, which was launched with much fanfare in September 2010. Although nothing has been confirmed by the network as yet, it seems to be an open secret; a fact that has not pleased Christine, judging by the nature of this tweet. However, rumours that advertising revenue and viewing figures have been declining rapidly since the show’s launch abound, and pressure to make the change has been building for some time.
If you’re a Lampsy fan, don’t light the blue touchpaper of celebration too soon, though. Chrissy might be about to lose a ‘generous’ salary and her dignity as her presenting skills are autopsied across the media, but she will no longer have to leave her hubby-to-be alone in bed at three o’clock in the morning for a 6 am start.
That, and the fact she’s already lined-up to present ITV’s Sunday night slip-fest ‘Dancing On Ice’ from January, will probably soften the blow.