Christine Bleakley enjoying 'normal' workings hour

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Christine Bleakley

Christine Bleakley

Christine Bleakley is starting to feel ''normal'' now she's left 'Daybreak' because she no longer has to get up at 3am to go to work.

Christine Bleakley is starting to feel "normal" now she's left 'Daybreak'.

The TV presenter and her co-host Adrian Chiles left the ITV1 morning show earlier this month after being axed and while Christine was sad to go, she is pleased she no longer has to get up at 3am to go to work.

Christine - whose football fiance Frank Lampard has two young daughters from a previous relationship - said: "I'm starting to feel a little bit more normal, it must be said.

"Anyone who gets up early, night-shifters, mums and dads with little ones, they all know what you're talking about. You start going through that sleep deprivation thing and you start going a little bit crazy. You're in a constant state of autopilot. I won't miss that at all.

"The one thing that gets you through is that you're all in it together. At that stage, you feel like you're the only people in the world. I'd get lovely tweets from people in the morning at 3:30am. There's a lovely sense that we're all in it together.

"I think it's a very personal thing. If you can cram in sleep in the day you have more energy for the next day. It all depends on your personal life.

"I was out with the 'Daybreak' guys the other night and they had to leave really early to get up in the morning. I'll stay out late and they'll all go home!

"In the morning, I had to turn the telly on, watch and appreciate how hard it is for them. It makes a bit of a difference watching it on TV with a cup of tea in your hand. It's a tough old gig."

Christine is now looking forward to her new job - co-presenting 'Dancing on Ice' with Philip Schofield when it returns to TV screens next month.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "You've got a bit of January doom and gloom at first, and then when 'Dancing on Ice' comes along there's a little bit of January sparkle."

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