At one time, Dancing On Ice co-host Christine Bleakley was ITV’s poster girl for, well, just about everything really. She was rather much like s**t in a field of cows; unavoidable…
However, since she and former The One Show co-presenter Adrian Chiles took over the Daybreak breakfast show on ITV1, the shine soon wore off as viewers stayed away in their droves. They were of course eventually replaced by Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones.
Christine went on to present DOI alongside Phillip Schofield, however, her contract with ITV is now due for renewal, and it’s been reported today that if she wants to keep her DOI job, she will have to take a whopping 70% pay cut. Read more & comment »
It’s been revealed today that Dancing On Ice presenter Christine Bleakley and her footballer fiancé Frank Lampard have called off their wedding, which was due to take place in the summer.
The couple claim that the uncertainty over Frank’s future footballing career is to blame for putting off the wedding.
A source close to the couple told the Mirror, “She and Frank really want to get married – they have been engaged for nearly two years… Read more & comment »
We reported recently over on Primetime that ITV were allegedly ditching “expensive flop” presenters Christine Bleakley, Adrian Chiles and Jonathan Ross…
And in what would appear to be a pre-emptive move – possibly fearing work could soon dry up for her – Dancing On Ice presenter Christine has reportedly ditched her agent to sign up with the company that represents golden goose stars, Ant and Dec.
The Sun’s TV Biz reports, “Her move from Avalon to James Grant Group comes as she faces an uncertain future.”
A source from Grant said, “We’ve big plans — she could be the new Davina McCall.” Read more & comment »
As we reported yesterday, Dancing On Ice mentors Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean were said to be “desolate and devastated” that ITV has yet to reveal if the show has been axed – due to dwindling viewing figures – or if it will return next year…
And today it’s been reported that the show’s co-host Christine Bleakley faces an uncertain future too given that her contract with ITV expires in June.
Three years ago, Christine signed a contract with the broadcaster that was said to be worth £4million, and among her work for the channel so far, aside from DOI, she’s presented Text Santa and co-hosted Daybreak along with her former One Show partner, Adrian Chiles. Read more & comment »
Christine Bleakley has admitted that the whole cast and crew of Dancing On Ice are ‘devastated’ that Gareth Thomas was eliminated from the ITV show last night, without even getting the chance to perform in the skate off.
The Welsh star took so ill while rehearsing his flying routine during dress rehearsals that it affected his first performance on the live show, leading to medics banning him from skating again yesterday. As a result, when he finished in the bottom two, bosses decided to scrap the skate off and send the rugby player home.
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Phillip Schofield has admitted that Jason Gardiner could turn very nasty during this year’s series of dancing On Ice.
The silver fox fronts the ITV show each Sunday night and is on hand to see the Australian star insult the contestants and maybe even fellow judge Karen Barber on an almost weekly basis.
He hasn’t been just as bad this year as in previous series but Phil thinks he has the potential to to get evil again over the next few months and revealed:
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Fans of Britain’s Got Talent will know that Simon Cowell just loves a performing dog, and so it’s no surprise that after he met the gorgeous Pudsey – who is of course the four legged partner in BGT winning act Ashleigh & Pudsey – he made up his mind to find more like him…
Hence That Dog Can Dance! was born, and it debuts tonight on ITV1 at 8pm!
That Dog Can Dance! will feature some of the country’s most talented dancing dogs performing some fantastic and unique routines in front of a judging panel of three dog-loving celebrities – Sharon Osbourne, Bill Bailey and Ashleigh Butler… Read more & comment »
X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent guru Simon Cowell has put his money where his mouth is in terms of burying the hatchet with former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne by signing her up as a judge on his new pooch talent quest, Take the Lead…
So this pilgrim is keeping everything crossed that this could be a sign that Sharon may yet take up her seat on X Factor again, given that her nemesis Dannii Minogue is no longer on the show.
The feud between Dannii, Sharon and Simon escalated when Tom Barker brought out his biography of Simon, which is of course when Simon’s affair with Dannii was revealed… Read more & comment »
Dancing on Ice presenter Christine Bleakely is facing a new cancer scare – she recently had three “suspect” moles removed and in 2009 had an abnormal smear test result – as it’s feared she may have been exposed to deadly asbestos.
Former One Show host Christine is said to be “distraught” that asbestos has been found in her former school in Belfast. The asbestos was uncovered during renovations to the building.
The Sun reports that thousands of the school’s former pupils are now being contacted in order to inform them of the danger of the leak and to advise they seek medical attention.
A source close to Christine said, “Christine is devastated to hear she and thousands of others who went to Bloomfield Collegiate could be at risk from lung cancer.
“It has ruined her memories of her time at school, which she’s always cherished… Read more & comment »
There has been much speculation this year as to when and where TV presenter Christine Bleakley will marry fiancé Frank Lampard…
However, the Daily Mail today reports that as the couple are in the middle of renovating a house, they’ve decided to make that their “focus” and will therefore most likely not get married until next year, if even then!
Lampard’s spokesman said that the premiership footballer told him, “There never were any plans for a wedding this year, nor have we made any plans for next year.”
And a source said to be close to former Daybreak host Christine said, “Their focus is moving into the house in August.
“They have been waiting for over a year for the property to be ready, and now they are both very excited to be moving in at last… Read more & comment »