Adrian Chiles 'repelled' by his looks

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 January 2011
Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles refuses to watch 'Daybreak' because he is ''repelled'' by his looks and only saw himself on the small screen for the first time when the show's viewing figures dipped to 500,000

Adrian Chiles refuses to watch 'Daybreak' because he is "repelled" by his own face.

The 43-year-old TV presenter - who co-hosts the ITV1 breakfast programme alongside brunette beauty Christine Bleakley - admitted he was forced to watch himself on the small screen for the first time when the troubled show's viewing figures dipped to 500,000.

He said: "I still don't like to look at myself in the monitor. I literally can't bear the sight of myself. I'm not fishing for compliments. I find the sight of myself just repellent.

"About a month in, when we were getting really panned, she said, 'Look, we've got to just go and sit and watch it'. So I cooked and she came to my place and I was dreading it. I'd have less dreaded two hours with the dentist that evening."

However, Adrian - who signed a £6 million deal to quit the BBC to present 'Daybreak' in September - confessed he has struggled to cope with the criticism that has dogged the show since it was first launched.

He added to Radio Times magazine: "You're up at 3.45am reading in all the papers - not now so much - about how you're useless, your co-presenter is a s*****r, the programme's s**t, and your whole life's a disaster. You've got to deal with that stuff.

"Hand on my heart, I don't regret leaving ... I've moved on."

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