Lorraine Kelly for One show?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 June 2010
Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly could quit ITV for the BBC and replace Christine Bleakley on 'The One Show' should she decided to quit

Lorraine Kelly could quit ITV for the BBC.

The 50-year-old presenter - who has been on the 'GMTV' sofa for 17 years - is apparently being lined up to take over from Christine Bleakley on 'The One Show' should she defect to its rival channel.

A source said: "Lorraine has been approached by the BBC to see whether she would want to take over from Christine. It is certainly an interesting offer. Lorraine has been doing daytime TV for the past 17 years, so it would be an exciting move."

Lorraine has been offered a brand-new live show to run alongside the new-look 'GMTV' but is yet to a sign a deal.

The source added to the Daily Mail: "She has still not signed her new deal for the new ITV breakfast show, so at the moment things are up in the air and open for discussion. The BBC know that whenever marketing research has been done at 'GMTV', Lorraine comes out as the favourite."

At the moment, Lorraine pre-records three of her five shows and split her time between her home in Scotland and London.

However, bosses now want all her shows to be live.

'GMTV' is going through a complete image overhaul after ITV signed Adrian Chiles from the BBC to be its new presenter and the resignations of Penny Smith, Ben Shepherd and Andrew Castle.

Producers are said to be desperate to sign Adrian's former co-host Christine to join him on the sofa, but she is yet to decide whether to go with them or stay with the BBC.

She recently said: "I'm flattered to have received great offers from both the BBC and ITV. I am torn. I hope to make a decision on my future very shortly."

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