Esther Rantzen's daughter The One?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 July 2010
Christine Bleakley

Former 'The One Show' host Christine Bleakley

Esther Rantzen's daughter - 'Watchdog' presenter Rebecca Wilcox has reportedly been screen tested for Christine Bleakley's former job on 'The One Show'

Esther Rantzen's daughter is reportedly being lined up for 'The One Show'.

Rebecca Wilcox - who is currently a presenter on 'Watchdog' - is said to have been screen-tested to fill the shoes of Christine Bleakley on the popular BBC One show after the brunette beauty announced she was leaving to join former co-host Adrian Chiles on the 'GMTV' sofa.

While this is the first time Rebecca has been linked to the job, presenters Gaby Roslin, Melanie Sykes, Kate Silverman and Gabby Logan are already in the frame, and it is believed the show's producers could make a decision as early as this week.

Today (08.07.10), the BBC confirmed Christine would not be fronting to the show when she returns from Sardinia - where she is currently holidaying with England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard - on Monday.

A statement read: "Following the BBC's decision to withdraw its offer of an extended contract to Christine Bleakley, we have agreed she will not be returning to 'The One Show'. The BBC would like to take this opportunity to thank Christine for her contribution to the show and to wish her well."

BBC bosses confirmed guest hosts will present the hit show when it returns to screens on Monday (12.07.10), with comedian Jason Manford taking over with Christine's replacement from August onwards.

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