Christine Bleakley lands new show
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 September 2011
'Daybreak' presenter Christine Bleakley is to host new entertainment show 'Guess the Star'
Christine Bleakley has landed a new primetime ITV show.
The 29-year-old presenter - whose morning programme 'Daybreak' has been widely criticised since it debuted on screen last summer - will front 'Guess the Star', a celebrity talent contest loosely based on popular singing show 'Stars n their Eyes'.
The new programme sees famous faces perform as their favourite acts and a panel of judges - to include Louis Spence and Pauline Quirke - must guess which heavily-disguised star is giving the performance.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "When ITV signed Christine from the BBC they made it very clear she would be working on other projects. You don't pay someone £4million just to present a breakfast ¬programme, especially one that is under-performing.
"The show is only in the ¬development stage but ITV are ¬hoping it will be the perfect platform for Christine to launch herself as a primetime entertainment ¬presenter.
"The prosthetics people are ¬absolutely brilliant and from what we've been told they make the celebs ¬absolutely ¬unrecognisable."
ITV are currently shooting pilot episodes in summer - with one previously revealed as featuring Nicky Campbell impersonating Liam Gallagher - and the show is expected to air early next year.