Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles reunite for new BBC show
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 September 2016
Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles will reunite for a new BBC show about friendship, six years after quitting the channel for ITV
Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles will reunite for a new BBC show.
The pair, who previously co-presented BBC's 'The One Show before moving to ITV's 'Daybreak' in 2010, will revisit their former on-screen partnership when they team up for a new three-part series about "the nature of friendship".
A BBC spokesperson told The Sun: "We're pleased to confirm that Adrian and Christine have agreed to join forces again for a new BBC Northern Ireland production.
"While we can't say much about this project at the moment, we're obviously excited to have both on board."
Adrian and Christine worked on 'The One Show' together from 2006 to 2010 but they quit the BBC after being offered a lucrative deal to present 'Daybreak' on rival channel ITV.
However, the show was axed within months due to poor ratings and replaced by 'Good Morning Britain'.
Last year Adrian made a return to 'The One Show' as a guest, in order to promote his two-part BBC documentary, 'My Mediterranean With Adrian Chiles'.
A source said at the time: "This is a massive thing for Adrian. He left 'The One Show' in pretty controversial circumstances and at the time relations between him and the BBC weren't great. But over the last five years, relations have thawed considerably and he has done radio work for them, which was a great way of being eased back in.
"He had a great time working there with Christine and although it ended in a less than favourable way, he still has good memories of the place and the team.
"When he was presenting, the show attracted up to seven million viewers and many people see the BBC as his natural home."