Tess Daly: Strictly staying put

Tess Daly has dismissed rumours she is set to leave 'Strictly Come Dancing' and be replaced by Christine Bleakley, insisting she's not going anywhere

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Tess Daly

Tess Daly

Tess Daly won't leave 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The TV presenter has co-hosted the BBC1 show alongside Bruce Forsyth since it re-launched in 2004 and despite rumours claiming she was going to be replaced by Christine Bleakley, Tess insists she isn't going anywhere.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I'm not leaving 'Strictly'. I love it too much. And I'm just glad so many people enjoy the show. There's no truth in the rumours. I'm staying put."

It had been reported BBC bosses wanted Christine to take over presenting duties in a bid to make her stay at the channel following the departure of her 'One Show' co-host Adrian Chiles to ITV.

Christine took part as a contestant on 'Strictly' in 2008 and producers think she could draw in more viewers.

Adrian quit the BBC last month after producers on 'The One Show' replaced him on Friday nights with Chris Evans.

He will now present 'GMTV' from September and host ITV's World Cup coverage, which starts next month.

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