Adrian Chiles Quits Beeb For ITV

April 19, 2010 by  
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After being ousted from his seat on The One Show sofa by Chris Evans, Adrian Chiles has gone over to ITV to be a new host on GMTV.

While we’re glad that Adrian’s finally moved on, we’re not happy about seeing him first thing in the morning now. As well as waking up the country, Chiles will also be covering the football for ITV but this leaves us wondering if ITV are testing him out for his own show?

In a statement, Chils said that he’s delighted to be moving channels, “The chance to front ITV’s football coverage and GMTV would have proved an irresistible opportunity at the best of times. But, coming as it did at an awkward period for me at the BBC, it made the decision not quite as hard as it might have been.”

“I would have been happy to stay at the BBC doing the same shows on the same terms, especially The One Show, of which I am so proud having worked on it since the first pilots four years ago.”

A spokesperson for the BBC made this statement, “We would like to thank Adrian for his contributions to his programmes and we wish him well for the future.”

His contributions? Ouch Beeb, way to make him sound like he was the teaboy.