Sian Williams to front Daybreak?
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 November 2011
BBC 'Breakfast' presenter Sian Williams has been approached by ITV bosses to take over from sacked Christine Bleakley host on flagship morning show 'Daybreak'
BBC 'Breakfast' presenter Sian Williams could be set to take over from Christine Bleakley on 'Daybreak'.
ITV bosses are desperately trying to lure the 46-year-old star away from their rival broadcaster to add the "gravitas", which they believe Christine lacked, to the morning show.
After being approached by 'Daybreak' chiefs, it is thought Sian is open to the suggestion of joining the in-crisis series as she isn't keen to move to the BBC's new studios in Salford, Manchester, when the corporation relocates next year.
A source told The Sun newspaper:" If ITV managed to lure her away, it would be a huge coup."
Meanwhile, Sky's 'Sunrise' presenter Eamonn Holmes is keen to be considered for the role of co-presenter and take over from Christine's axed co-host Adrian Chiles.
Eamon, 51 - who also hosts ITV's 'This Morning' on Fridays with his wife Ruth Langsford - told the Manchester Evening News: "I'm the longest serving breakfast presenter in the country, so I'd like to think I'd be in the frame. In this business you get enquiries and approaches all the time."
Adrian and Christine joined 'Daybreak' in a multi-million-pound deal from 'The One Show', but failed to be as popular with viewers as they had been on the BBC evening programme.
Following the announcement that he and Christine would be leaving, Adrian launched a scathing attack on show bosses.
He said: "I'm angry, upset and acutely embarrassed. Myself and Christine were told we would be going in the new year but we were assured we could go with our dignity intact. That's obviously not happened. We were enjoying the show and we thought things were going well. We didn't want to go.
"It was a bolt out of the blue and has come as a big blow to our careers that we've been dumped at this time. Dark forces have leaked it for their own ends and I am mightily unhappy about it."