Myleene Klass faces battle with Alan
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 August 2010
Myleene Klass and Alan Titchmarsh will reportedly face a battle to keep their jobs on 'Popstar To Operastar' after budget cuts mean the show can only afford one presenter
Myleene Klass and Alan Titchmarsh face a fight to keep their jobs on 'Popstar To Operastar'.
The two hosts have reportedly been warned that budget cuts mean the ITV1 show can only afford one presenter for the second series next year, with show chiefs planning to make changes to boost ratings.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Popstar To Operastar may not have been a huge ratings winner but it didn't do badly.
"There have been many false reports saying the show has been axed but it hasn't.
"It will have a new look and just one presenter as we thought having two was a bit of an overkill.
"We're confident that fans will like what we are planning."
Insiders now say Myleene is the obvious choice to keep because of her background in classical music, but Alan claims he is the favourite with viewers.
According to reports, the show will have £700,000 to spend on appearance fees for the eight celebrity contestants, but have an additional £135,000 in reserve in case they attract a "big name" star.
Former 'Pop Idol' contestant Darius Campbell won the first series of the show earlier this year.
'Popstar To Operastar' is expected to return to ITV1 next June on Sunday evenings.