Christine Bleakley to (maybe) replace Britters on This Morning!
Ok so it’s not confirmed yet, but with her Irish lilt and a smile that whacks you in the heart like a boomerang, how could ITV turn down Christine Bleakley?
She already has the light-hearted banter sorted, courtesy of Bruce Forsythe’s pun master-class – aka Strictly Come Dancing – and after fourteen years of presenting doesn’t she deserve a saucier co-host than Adrian Chiles? Come on, just imagine the chemistry between Bleakley and Schoffers as they indulge in hearty and frequent bouts of…. chuckling.
I think we may even be destined for an onscreen presenting romance – they could be the new Richard and Judy (who is looking increasingly ropey, it must be said).
But wait a minute, what about the stiff competition? Pah! The whispers are that Emma Forbes and Melanie Sykes are also hungry for a place beside Big Phil on the sofa of dreams. However, Forbes hasn’t had a sniff of a decent TV job since her stint on Live and Kicking (and even then she was outshone by Andi Peters) and Boddingtons Babe Melanie Sykes made Des O’Connor look positively charismatic on Today With Des and Mel.
No, no Christine is clearly the woman for the job. I don’t think even Momma Fern will mind Christine taking over. She’s just impossible not to like: the key criterion for This Morning.