Christine Bleakley
NI television presenter
Christine Bleakley
Christine Louise Bleakley is a television presenter from Northern Ireland. She joined Daybreak on ITV as co-presenter with Adrian Chiles in September 2010. She is a former co-presenter of BBC One's The One Show, and a former contestant on Strictly Come Dancing. On 18 November 2011 is was announced that Bleakley is to co-host Dancing On Ice alongside Phillip Schofield after Holly Willoughby left because of other commitments.
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Christine Bleakley excited for her New York move with Frank Lampard
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Christine's fiance Frank Lampard is joining the MLS soccer team New York City FC in July, with the Irish presenter heading to the Big Apple with her man.
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Susanna Reid and Christine Bleakley chat as they watch Frank Lampard in Chelsea match
Daily Mail (UK) - over 3 years
Susanna Reid joined Christine Bleakley in Stamford Bridge stands on Wednesday night, and it looked like they were more interested in each other than the game.
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Christine Bleakley: 'I've never tested my physical pain limits, but waterskiing across the Channel came close'
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 4 years
The TV presenter, 34, on putting on two stone in muscle, suffering from broken toes and being a worrier.
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Christine Bleakley shows just a hint of flesh in cut-out gown for Dancing On Ice final
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 4 years
Northern Irish presenter is demure compared to her busty predecessor Holly Willoughby.
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Christine Bleakley wraps up warm as she enjoys an autumn stroll with Frank Lampard
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
The 33-year-old presenter looked stylish and sophisticated as she spent the day with her footballer fiance.
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Fashion Police
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
For a second, we couldn’t believe that someone as stunning as Priyanka Chopra would do this to herself. Sadly, she was seen sporting a smutty lace dress from her teenage years, mustard shoes not even fit to throw at our enemies and 12 different skin tones at one of the promotional events of Barfi!. The actor has joined the club of those women who are completely oblivious of their actual skin tone and end up wearing make-up in the most appalling way possible. What is that? Accessories The lack of accessories and jewellery in this ensemble is another major issue. Priyanka could’ve accessorised a bit to add that much-needed pop of colour every outfit should have. The lack of jewellery on the actor is making her look like flat canvas with nothing to draw attention to her arms or neck. Hair Priyanka’s shiny locks are her saving grace in this look. We love how the mane is framing her face with dark brown soft curls and don’t look teased or oily be ...
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Christine Bleakley rules out having babies just yet
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Last year she said that while her man Frank Lampard wanted babies straight away she was focusing on work. Now Christine Bleakley has revealed that she is in no hurry to have children because she is so busy with Frank's little girls.
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TV's Bleakley tells of cancer scare
Belfast Telegraph - over 4 years
TV host Christine Bleakley has revealed a tense health scare in which doctors ordered her to have three moles removed.
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Celebrities tweet their congratulations to Ashleigh and Pudsey
Evening Telegraph - almost 5 years
CELEBRITIES have been taking to Twitter to congratulate Wellingborough’s Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey on their Britain’s Got Talent win last night. Presenter Phillip Schofield (@Schofe) tweeted: “Ashleigh & Pudsey... Half a million quid! And let’s face it, the dog could care less! Ashleigh, apart from a few bones .. It’s all yours!” He added: “Congratulations Ashleigh & Pudsey!!!! The Queen will love it, if only Pudsey was a Corgi!” Presenter Christine Bleakley (@clbleakley) tweeted: “Best #BGT final. Well done Ashleigh and Pudsey” Clare Balding (@clarebalding1) tweeted: “Has Pudsey the dog won #bgt? Please tell me yes” Model Lara Stone (@MrsLS), wife of Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams, tweeted: “I’m so happy for @_ashleighbutler and #pudsey” Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) tweeted: “BREAKING NEWS: #Pudsey to be new host of The Apprentice. Younger, better looking, smarter & more talented than @Lord_Sugar #BGT” Kettering’s Faryl Smith (@farylmusic), who is a forme ...
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MoD - Armed Forces Day preparations underway
De Havilland - almost 5 years
Final preparations are underway for the nation to come together to celebrate 2012's Armed Forces Day. Report by Lorraine McBride. The flagship venue for this year's Armed Forces Day event, which takes place on 30 June, is Plymouth. Last year an estimated 100,000 people enjoyed celebrations in Edinburgh, the city chosen as the focal point for the national event. Meanwhile hundreds of thousands more supported Armed Forces Day across various locations up and down the UK. As always, the event aims to raise awareness of the contribution made to Britain by those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces. Secondly, it allows the nation to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. Across the UK, communities are encouraged to get involved and will hold local events. Last month, the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councill ...
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Christine Bleakley denies claims she and Frank Lampard bribed two couples to give up their wedding venues
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
The 33-year-old presenter and her footballer fiancé had been accused of offering to pay off two separate couples to rearrange their weddings.
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CHRISTINE BLEAKLEY - CHRISTINE BLEAKLEY AND FRANK LAMPARD 'OUTNUMBERED' IN SPORT RELIEF SKETCH
Contact Music - almost 5 years
Trouble was always going to be afoot when <a class="fplink fp-49261" href="/Christine+Bleakley+1">Christine Bleakley</a> and <a class="fplink fp-88293" href="/Frank+Lampard+1">Frank Lampard</a> found themselves face to face with the kids from the hit Bbc comedy 'Outnumbered,' the three tykes now well-known for running rings around their parents in every episode....
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Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard get Outnumbered for Sport Relief
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
They were there to watch young star <a class="fplink fp-226981" href="/Ramona+Marquez+1">Ramona Marquez</a>, who plays daughter Karen in the programme, act as Lampard's mascot as part of their funny sketch.
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Christine Bleakley to adopt Dancing On Ice look for wedding day to Frank Lampard
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
The 33-year-old presenter wrote on her Twitter page that one member of her family believes she has found the perfect look for her big day.
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Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles join the Chelsea football team celebrations
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Former Daybreak presenters <a class="fplink fp-3840" href="/Adrian+Chiles+1">Adrian Chiles</a> and <a class="fplink fp-49261" href="/Christine+Bleakley+1">Christine Bleakley</a> were the odd guests as they arrived to help some of the Chelsea footballers toast their win over Napoli, at Aura in west London.
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Christine Bleakley Gets To Grips With Philip Schofield In Ghost-inspired Photoshoot
The Huffington Post - USA - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-88293" href="/Frank+Lampard+1">Frank Lampard</a>, if you're reading this, you might want to look away now. We knew Dancing On Ice hosts <a class="fplink fp-49261" href="/Christine+Bleakley+1">Christine Bleakley</a> and Philip Schofield had hit it off since they started working together on the show but it looks like Christine wants Philip to be more than just a work husband judging by this snap. More...
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Christine Bleakley poses proudly on the arm of her fiancé Frank Lampard at charity event
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
She recently revealed that she's never walked confidently into a room, but Christine looked far from shy last night.
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Christine Bleakley and Jack Osbourne join forces to launch new fitness campaign
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
She is in the gym practically every day, her toned and slender boy proof of this, while he has been interested in exercise and fitness since his Adrenaline Junkie days.
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Christine Bleakley accused of bragging as she tweets about 'legend' Lionel Richie in LA
Daily Mail (UK) - about 5 years
The 33-year-old jetted across the Atlantic to pre-record a television show for UK channel ITV, which will feature the Dancing On The Ceiling crooner.
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How Christine Bleakley eats her way to fitness
Daily India - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-49261" href="/christine+bleakley+1">Christine Bleakley</a>, who recently launched DVD’s on how to stay in shape after her sister lost weight, has now revealed what she eats and drinks during a filming day
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Christine Bleakley
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 37
    In October 2016, Bleakley will co-present Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live for the W channel.
    More Details Hide Details The show, which she will host alongside Matt Richardson and Jamie East, will air for five consecutive nights from 27–31 October. In November 2010, Bleakley was awarded the title 'Top TV Host' at the 2010 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards.
    In September 2016, it was announced that Bleakley would return to the BBC to co-present The Nature of Friendship.
    More Details Hide Details She will co-host three-part series with Adrian Chiles and it will air on BBC Northern Ireland. Bleakley moved to ITV less than three hours after the BBC had withdrawn their £1 million offer for her to remain on the channel. She joined ITV on a four-year contract worth £4 million. I am looking forward to a brand new experience at ITV albeit with an old friend. And it will be exciting to work alongside Peter Fincham again, who kindly gave me a break on The One Show in the first place. I have been torn between working with Adrian Chiles and remaining at the BBC
  • 2015
    Age 36
    Bleakley is a patron for the Sparks children's charity. In 2015, she hosted the charity's winter ball for the first time.
    More Details Hide Details She also supported the Text Santa appeal and presented their annual telethon from 2011 until 2015. Television Guest appearances Film Radio
    At the beginning of her career, Bleakley worked at Belfast Citybeat as a newsreader and presenter, working with Stephen Nolan. From January to March 2015, Bleakley presented a Sunday afternoon programme called Sunday Lunch from 3–4pm on Magic Radio.
    More Details Hide Details Bleakley was the voice of the Newsreader in the 1998 film Divorcing Jack and the voice of Sandra in the 2010 film A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures. In 2010 and 2011, Bleakley was on the judging panel for The Pride of Britain Awards. She released a 60 minute fitness DVD called Christine Bleakley – The Workout in December 2011.
    In 2015, Bleakley hosted the six-part documentary series Wild Ireland which saw her travel across the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, Bleakley took part in the sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing, in which she was partnered with professional dancer Matthew Cutler. Bleakley and Cutler were eliminated on 30 November 2008, leaving the competition in fifth place, after Rachel Stevens and Vincent Simone beat them in the dance-off.
  • 2014
    Age 35
    In 2014, Bleakley became a Sainsbury's Active Kids ambassador, which encourages children to be more physical at school.
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    On 27 December 2014, Bleakley hosted the one-off magic special Darcy Oake: Edge of Reality. and acted as Oake's assistant in two illusions, first being made to appear on a large motorcycle and then being sawed in half in Oake's Clearly Impossible sawing illusion.
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    On 23 December 2014, Bleakley co-hosted one-off documentary Roman Britain From the Air with Michael Scott.
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    In August 2014, Bleakley was announced as the new brand ambassador for Soft & Gentle anti-perspirant.
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  • 2013
    Age 34
    On 1 November 2013, Bleakley began presenting a series called Off The Beaten Track.
    More Details Hide Details On 3 March 2014, the show was axed, despite good viewing figures. Of this announcement, a spokesperson for the channel said "We're looking at several other projects to work on with Christine, who remains a big part of the ITV presenting line-up". Bleakley was a frequent stand-in host on This Morning, subbing whenever Phillip Schofield or Holly Willoughby were unable to appear.
  • 2011
    Age 32
    On 18 November 2011, Bleakley and co-presenter Chiles were replaced by Dan Lobb and Kate Garraway who presented on an interim basis.
    More Details Hide Details In September 2012, they were replaced by Aled Jones and Lorraine Kelly.
    On 11 May 2011, Bleakley presented The National Movie Awards.
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    In 2011, Bleakley became Phillip Schofield's co-presenter on Dancing on Ice, replacing Holly Willoughby who joined The Voice UK.
    More Details Hide Details She presented three series of the show between 2012 and 2014 when it came to an end after the ninth series on 9 March 2014. For each episode of Dancing on Ice, Bleakley was paid £24,163. When she was hosting the show, she was the highest paid female television star, earning around £400 per minute.
    In 2011, 2014 and 2015, she co-hosted the charity appeal with Phillip Schofield and with Paddy McGuinness in 2012 and 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Bleakley has hosted a number of ITV Specials, including Simply Red: For the Last Time in 2010, Duran Duran: One Night Only in 2011 and Michael Flatley: A Night to Remember in 2014. On Boxing Day 2012, Bleakley hosted That Dog Can Dance.
    From 2011 until 2015, Bleakley co-hosted ITV's Christmas telethon Text Santa.
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  • 2010
    Age 31
    On 6 September 2010, Bleakley joined Chiles to host ITV Breakfast's Daybreak.
    More Details Hide Details The programme suffered mixed reviews and poor viewing figures in its first weeks on air, and Bleakley herself was the subject of criticism.
    On 8 July 2010, the BBC confirmed that Bleakley was not returning to The One Show after the programme returned from the World Cup break on 12 July.
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    Shortly after she fired her long-term manager and signed with Chiles' management company, on 20 June 2010, the BBC announced that it had withdrawn an offer to extend her current contract.
    More Details Hide Details Later that day ITV (owners of GMTV) announced she would again partner Chiles by co-hosting the revamped breakfast show with him, and also hosting other entertainment programmes.
    When Chiles left the BBC in 2010, there was a great deal of speculation on whether Bleakley would extend her BBC contract or move to ITV.
    More Details Hide Details After the speculation, Bleakley also left The One Show to join ITV as the co-host of Daybreak following Adrian Chiles' departure from the BBC to ITV. Questions were raised in Parliament over the size and scale of the proposed £900,000 per year two-year BBC contract.
    On 20 March 2010, Bleakley made her stand-up comedy debut when she took part in Channel 4's Comedy Gala, a benefit show in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, filmed at the O2 Arena in London.
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    Bleakley co-hosted a segment of the Sport Relief telethon with Gary Lineker in March 2010.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2009
    Age 30
    In October 2009, after attending the Pride of Britain Awards, Bleakley began a relationship with footballer Frank Lampard. The couple married in Knightsbridge, London on 20 December 2015.
    More Details Hide Details She assumed her husband's surname. Bleakley is a Northern Ireland ambassador for The Prince's Trust. In 2010, Bleakley did a water skiing challenge, raising £1,321,623 for Sport Relief. In the same year, her co-host on The One Show, Adrian Chiles grew a beard, which was later shaved off by Bleakley for Sport Relief, raising £60,000 in the process. In 2012, Bleakley took part in a 5 km run for Cancer Research UK with Heidi Range and Roxanne Pallett. She ran through Blackheath on 1 July.
    She was then in a relationship with entrepreneur Mark Beirne for 3 years until they split in January 2009.
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    In 2009, Bleakley occasionally hosted The National Lottery Draws on BBC One.
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  • 2007
    Age 28
    Outside Northern Ireland, Bleakley co-hosted the BBC Two's Let Me Entertain You with Brian Conley. In July 2007, she became co-host of The One Show on BBC One, replacing Myleene Klass as the female co-host.
    More Details Hide Details Bleakley and Adrian Chiles hosted the show for three years. On 20 January 2010, comedian Patrick Kielty was a guest on The One Show, when he revealed Bleakley's mobile number to the camera, to prove that he had her number to celebrate their double birthday celebrations. Within five minutes of Kielty's mistake, Bleakley was bombarded with calls and text messages. She has since changed her number. In October 2009, Christine co-presented The Teaching Awards alongside Jeremy Vine on BBC Two.
  • 2004
    Age 25
    Bleakley moved into television with BBC Northern Ireland hosting a wide variety of shows. One of her programmes was called Sky High which saw her flying around Northern Ireland in a helicopter in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details A weekly entertainment show called First Stop followed, and she also hosted Would You Pass The 11+ and BBC NI coverage of Children in Need. She also took part in cookery show, Spill the Beans.
  • 2003
    Age 24
    Bleakley dated Belfast Giants star Curtis Bowen as she started her TV career. After breaking up with Bowen in 2003, Bleakley dated Dublin restaurant owner Christian Stokes to whom she got engaged in 2004.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Age 0
    Born on February 2, 1979.
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