Christine Bleakley: Daybreak was destined to fail

Christine Bleakley

Christine Bleakley

Christine Bleakley thinks her and Adrian Chiles stint on 'Daybreak' was destined to disappoint because it was built up so much.

Christine Bleakley thinks 'Daybreak' was destined to fail.

The TV presenter and her 'One Show' colleague Adrian Chiles took over presenting duties on the ITV1 morning show in 2010 before being dropped just over a year later and Christine believes expectations were simply too high.

She told Live magazine: "The show was built up as the greatest thing to happen to TV for years. It meant that we were asking to be shot down. The critics went to town on me and Adrian. The show was slammed in every way, right down to the colour of the sofa we were sitting on. Our earnings seemed to be a national talking point."

While Christine - who now presents 'Dancing On Ice' - admitted the criticism hurt, she is happy to have ended her stint on breakfast TV, because she hates getting up early.

She explained: "Of course the criticism hurt. It was a humbling experience. But the biggest lesson I took from it is that I'm not built to get up at 3am every day. No alarm clock should ever go off at that time."


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