Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Is Christine Bleakley set to to heat up Dancing On Ice as replacement for Holly Willoughby?



Shop til you drop: Christine Bleakley, pictured at Harvey Nichols in London with boyfriend Frank Lampard last night, has been tipped to host Dancing On Ice

Christine Bleakley is being lined up to replace mother-to-be Holly Willoughby on the Dancing On Ice results show as she seeks to boost her career.

Bleakley - pictured shopping with boyfriend Frank Lampard last night, has struggled to make an impression on the troubled Daybreak show with Adrian Chiles since her defection to ITV from BBC in a £6million deal last year.

According to TV insiders Bleakley, 31, will take over from Willoughby, 29, presenting the second half of the Sunday night show when Willoughby reduces her workload in line with her pregnancy.

'When Christine signed up to ITV the bosses told her they had plans to make her a massive star on the channel outside of presenting Daybreak. And this is just the start of it,' a source told Star Magazine.

'They want her to be able to turn her hand to lots of shows, and something like Dancing On Ice is perfect for her.

'It would be nice for her to have something a bit lighter than her serious role on Daybreak and TV bosses are convinced she will have amazing chemistry with co-presenter Phillip Schofield.

Move: Bleakley could take over from Holly Willoughby on Dancing On Ice and insiders believe she would strike up good chemistry with Philip Schofield

'The plan is that she would come in and present the results and skate-off to let Holly have some time out like Claudia Winkleman did for Bruce Forsyth on last year’s Strictly Come Dancing.'

The move would spark interest in the prospect of the Northern Irish presenter interviewing the ex-girlfriend of her boyfriend Frank Lampard’s, Elen Rivas, who is in this year's line up.

Rivas, 36, is now dating Peter Andre but has two daughters - Luna, five, and Isla, three - with the Premiership footballer.

To read the full interview see Star Magazine, out today.

Don't stay up too late Christine! The couple head home for a few hours together before Bleakley has to go to bed

Dancing on Ice 2011: The Skate-Off, Week 1 - Part 1/3 - ITV1

Christine Bleakley Hot

Holly Willoughby Bloopers on This Morning - 9th Dec 2010

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