Hamster To Replace Chiles On One Show?

April 21, 2010 by  
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Richard Hammond has emerged as the favourite to fill the large space left by Adrian Chiles on The One Show sofa after he defected to ITV in a £6m deal.

“We think Richard is perfect for the job as he’s an all-rounder,” said a show source. “He’s known for Top Gear but he fronts science shows and has done a talkshow. He’s also very ambitious.”

BBC bosses dumped Chiles on Friday and a series of celebrities have been dragged in to fill the gap until a suitable replacement is found to partner Christine Bleakley. Strictly Come Dancing winner Chris Hollins and Chris Evans have been filling in recently.

Bosses have since ruled Hollins out of the running but X Factor host Dermot O’Leary, Terry Wogan, TV scientist Brian Cox and daytime host Matthew Wright are also in the running.